Christmas–New Year hours & services: The Library (including Readings) will be closed 25–26 December 2013 and 1 January 2014. Mr Tulk will be closed 25 December – 5 January inclusive. See more on changes to opening hours and requesting collection items.
Newspaper resources: Newspaper Reading Room services will operate from the Genealogy Centre 2 Nov 2013 – 31 Jan 2014. More information
Saturday 3 Nov,
Come and be part of a global series of events celebrating games in libraries! Play video games, card games, board games and discover the Library's incredible chess collection. A panel of Melbourne comedians will explore new ways to play and OzBoxLive will host game sessions through the day.
Play some of the most popular games on Xbox, including multiplayer games and Kinect experiences. All players who play on the Experimedia big screen receive a prize. Hosted by Mark Libman from OzBoxLive.
It's Spicks & specks meets StreetFighter as two teams of gamers, bloggers, comedians and musicians go head-to-head and thumbs-to-controller in the ultimate gameshow about games! Hosted by Ben McKenzie and Lawrence Leung.
Venue: Experimedia (Main entry, Swanston St)