Access Membership

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Join our free Access membership to unlock the treasure-trove of our vast collection and become a part of the community at Australia's oldest public library.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming an Access member.

To register for Access membership using this form, you are required to provide some contact details. If you prefer not to provide your contact details, your membership cannot be completed using this form. Please contact us for assistance.

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State Library Victoria is collecting your personal information to manage and communicate with you about your membership and associated benefits. We use third-party systems and servers which are located outside Victoria. If you do not provide the requested information, we cannot register and administer your membership. We manage personal information in accordance with applicable laws, including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), and our Privacy Policy. You can access your personal information by writing to our Privacy Officer at or State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.


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Your generous contribution will help us to grow and conserve our collection, present inspiring exhibitions and programs, and make our services and collection accessible to all Victorians.

A personalised bookplate is the ideal present for the book lover in your life. The tribute, which features a detailed illustration from the Library's Rare Books Collection and a dedication of your choice, will be placed on the back of the front cover of a specially selected book. You will receive an email with details of the book and its location within the Library for you to view anytime you visit.

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