A guide to using maps to aid your Victorian local history research.
To view maps or place an inquiry talk to staff at the Information Desk on the ground floor of the Library building or phone (03) 8664 7009.
If you haven't identified the particular maps you want to see, staff will ask about your research, to help identify the maps that are likely to be most useful for you. Questions that help us to find relevant maps include:
Alternatively, you may wish to place an inquiry online via our Ask a librarian service.
Maps will be delivered to the Heritage Collections Reading Room at a time negotiated with you. Alternatively, if there are online copies of the maps, staff will demonstrate how to view them via our catalogue.
Requested maps are delivered to the Heritage Collections Reading Room (on level 2A).
Most maps cannot be photocopied, but photography is permitted. Maps on microfiche or aperture card can be printed or saved to a USB drive. Alternatively, you can use the Library's copying service to order copies.
In line with the stage 3 restrictions announced by the Premier, State Library Victoria closed on Thursday 9 July.
We will advise when there is any update to this situation.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.