Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Functions & venue hire

Boasting beautiful surrounds and heritage features, combined with modern amenities, the State Library of Victoria is the perfect location for special events, functions and venue hire.

The Library is one of Melbourne's most distinctive landmarks and offers a unique venue for your next function or conference. The choice of venue hire includes stunning 19th-century galleries, a majestic and historic hall, a spectacular architecturally significant space, a contemporary space with the latest digital technology, a theatrette and various seminar rooms.

Catering can be arranged as part of your event package through our preferred catering partner. Whether you are organising a conference, workshop, sit-down dinner, wedding, cocktails or a special function, the Library's venue hire team will help you to make your function a truly memorable occasion.

You can inquire online or contact our venue hire team at or on 03 8664 7291.