State Library of Victoria: your host venue

Located in the heart of the Melbourne business district, the State Library of Victoria has been inspiring writers, artists, researchers and students since 1856. Our mission is to be a place where all Victorians can discover, learn, create and connect.

Our collection includes over two million books, 16,000 serials, and a huge number of photos, pictures, artworks, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and digitised items. We are the state's largest public reference library and house thousands of items that reflect Victoria’s cultural and social heritage.

iPres 2014 will be held in the Library's Conference Centre, which features a theatrette with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities and five light-filled seminar rooms.

Free wifi

Free wireless connection in the Conference Centre allows you to access the web (including web-based email), use our online catalogue, and search for journal articles and ebooks. You can also print through the Library's wireless service.

Find out more about wireless access and printing at the Library.

Mr Tulk cafe

Our licensed cafe, Mr Tulk, is a great place to catch up with friends over coffee or to take time out during breaks in the conference.

Named after the Library's first librarian, Augustus Tulk, the cafe is open Monday to Saturday for brunch and lunch, and on Friday evenings.

Find out more about Mr Tulk.

Readings shop

Our onsite bookshop is run by Readings, an independent Melbourne bookseller.

The shop stocks an extensive range of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as stationery and souvenirs. You will find books published in partnership with the State Library of Victoria, and merchandise that reproduces rare and beautiful items from the State Collection.

Find out more about Readings at the Library.

Accessible facilities

If you require disability-accessible facilities, please indicate this on your registration form.

The Conference Centre and theatrette are accessible to wheelchair users from La Trobe Street.

Find out more about the Library's access and facilities for visitors with a disability.

No smoking policy

Please be aware that smoking is banned in public buildings, hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, including the conference venue.

Key dates

Oct 10
10 Oct 2014 – conference ends

iPres 2014 ends - farewell to our conference delegates