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Establishment and Functions
The Public Library of Victoria was established under the Library Museums and National Gallery Act 1869 (33 Vic. No.337) and assumed responsibility for all functions previously undertaken by the Melbourne Public Library (VA 928).
The Public Library of Victoria provided reference and research library services in its own building and support services to municipal libraries.
Since 1960 the Library has been referred to as the State Library of Victoria.
Location of Records
Some records are held by the Public Record Office.
See also List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.3.6.