Looking for information on a breed of dog, training methods, genetic information, or just plain good dog stories?
Then pay a visit to the Dogs Victoria Laurie Luxmoore Library at KCC Park.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Please phone 9782 2984 during open times with any queries you may have. Library can be open for any researchers at other times by arrangement.
Any library enquiries can be directed to Heather Simpson via email email@example.com
The Laurie Luxmoore Library is now accessible worldwide.
Behind the scenes the Library Committee have been working on a major project to have KCC journals digitised on Trove.
Trove is an Australian online library database program and free faceted-search engine hosted by the National Library of Australia. It is one of the most well respected and accessed GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) services in Australia with over 70,000 daily users.
It is a major accomplishment to have our journals available on Trove. You can even search your dog’s family history too.
If the only thing you do today is check out these online titles, you’ve spent the day wisely.
K.C.C. Kennel Gazette (1932-1962)
Dogs on the bench & in the field (the Kennel Control Council annual)
The full library collection can be searched using the online catalogue or browsing the lists of books, DVDs and videos below.
The Laurie Luxmoore Library acquires new items by either donations or purchases. Some of our donations come directly from authors or publishers, other donations are much loved works that require a new home. We accept all donations on anything to do with dogs. Not only books, DVDs and videos, but we love to received magazines and journal from around the world and all states of Australia. Please consider donating your precious works if you no longer require them nor have the space to store them.
We now have many breed clubs' library collections housed on our shelves. Each item is clearly catalogued on the computer as belonging to the particular club. This simply means that if the club requests the return of the items at any stage, the computer prints out the list and the items are returned to the club. If you are the custodian of your breed club's books, you may wish to consider housing them within the Dogs Victoria library.
Click here to view a news reel from the Ballarat Kennel Club Show of 1912.
First dog shows in Victoria - more information here
View old Royal catalogues and pedigrees here
More historical newsreels and footage like this can be sourced from the Library.
View the current list of DVDs available (.pdf).
We are slowly transferring many of the old videos onto DVD format. These include training and informational works, entertainment movies and various footages of dog shows from around the world Victorian dog Club shows.
When the library receives donations we evaluate the books on condition, rarity and if we already have multiple copies of that edition. Hence we have some very old and not so old, books for sale. If you are interested in purchasing old books and breed specialty magazines feel free to come and browse through our “For Sale” items, you may find just the item you have been looking for.
There are certain magazines that we house in the library which are bound at the end of each year. Unfortunately we are missing some issues (see complete list of missing items below). If you have any journals or magazines from interstate or overseas and you no longer require them, we would love the donations.
Click here to view the list of 'Missing DVDs'
Click here to view a full list of 'Missing Magazines'
The Dogs Victoria Laurie Luxmoore library offers members and the public the largest canine resource centre in Australia. The collection houses over 14,000 items. Books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and research material are available to peruse. If you are a member of Dogs Victoria, you may also borrow the book and DVDs.
The public is most welcome to research the canine material in the library and a photocopier is available for the photocopying of articles of interest. Students gathering information for school projects or thesis may use the comprehensive material available for study projects. Film companies have already made use of the extensive material on offer.