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Discover our collection

Don't miss this world-first exhibition

Keith Murdoch Gallery

Temporary exhibition

Blue rotunda, Cowen Gallery

Celebrate the magical, imaginative world of children’s picture books

Cowen gallery

Permanent exhibition

Mirror of the world

Levels 4 & 5
Dome galleries

Current exhibitions

Grasslands - Linda Tegg
11 October 2014 to 23 November 2014

Award-winning Melbourne artist Linda Tegg is transforming the forecourt of the State Library into a lushly planted grassland, re-creating the landscape that existed before Europeans arrived.

Fin du monde
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Delight in the Mirror of the world: books and ideas exhibition and discover many of the rare, beautiful and historically significant books held in our collections.