Anzac Day: The Library will be open as usual on Friday 25 April.

La Trobe Reading Room: The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 3pm on Tuesday 29 April. More information

Anzac Day & La Trobe Reading Room early closure
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Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers make a huge contribution to the work of the Library. We value our volunteers highly – the time, energy and talent they contribute is vital to our work.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to actively engage with our history, culture, knowledge, ideas and the world of books.

Library volunteers perform a broad range of crucial roles, including:

  • organising and indexing collections to improve the community's access to them
  • leading public tours and assisting with family and school holiday programs and Library events
  • raising money for the State Library of Victoria Foundation.

For volunteers, it's a great way to develop new skills and learn more about one of Victoria's leading cultural centres. Whether you're a post-secondary student, retiree, parent or businessperson, we'd love you to volunteer with us.

Work experience placements are available to secondary school students in Years 10 and 11.

Read our volunteer charter to learn more about our commitment to our volunteers.

Recruiting now for tour guides and Community Programs volunteers

As a volunteer, you will help support the Library’s regular programmed tours, including the forthcoming exhibition Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – from page to stage, and the many community events held in the Library building and on the Forecourt.

If you are interested in working with people, please read the Task Outline at the bottom of this page and apply via email using the Application Form.

Applications close Wednesday 7 May 2014 at 4pm.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Library. Our next general intake will be in early September 2014. Volunteer positions available will be listed on this webpage at that time.

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