State Library Victoria is seeking a video surveillance system and an access control solution.

The tenderer is to supply and fit an open protocol system using Lenel Onguard Security Management System to handle access control and the Milestone XProtect Corporate IP Video Surveillance Software to manage video surveillance.  

The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, located in Melbourne. The library holds more than 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city’s founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N.. It also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly.


La Trobe Reading Room, image by Diliff

The library underwent major refurbishments between 1990 and 2004 to designs by architects Ancher Mortlock & Woolley. The project cost approximately A$200 million. The La Trobe reading room closed in 1999 to allow for renovation, during which natural light was returned. The renamed Reading Room reopened in 2003.

On 29 April 2015, the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, announced that the 2015–16 State Budget would provide $A55.4 million towards the redevelopment of the State Library of Victoria, including the restoration of the Queen’s Hall, the creation of a rooftop garden terrace, a dedicated children’s and youth space, and the opening up 40 per cent more of the building to the public.

The electronic security tender closes on February 9, 2017. ♦