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State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8664 7000
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328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"reading room"
in 310 reviews
"ned kelly"
in 186 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 160 reviews
"free wifi"
in 121 reviews
"family history"
in 21 reviews
"free exhibition"
in 22 reviews
"on display"
in 79 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 26 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 21 reviews
"old building"
in 43 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 88 reviews
"swanston street"
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"art gallery"
in 22 reviews
"rainy day"
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"great place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"dome"
in 289 reviews
"armour"
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if one is not a bookworm, pop by for a quick visit to appreciate and admire the superb architecture. Inspiring for the studious.

Thank Liwei28
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In Melbourne and a typically wet, cold winter's day. I spent a good couple of hours wandering around the State Library: read a newspaper on Level 1 and discussed a little research challenge with one of the very helpful Librarians before heading upstairs to visit...More

Thank Geoff2011
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Norman, a volunteer, guided me around parts of the building. He was great at bringing historical stories to life and telling the often less known side of history. He was great and I left feeling like I knew much more to the city, its people...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like the library very much! If you like cheese a place that you must visit. There are free exhibition. Good place to visit!

Thank Esther L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the library specifically to see Ned Kelly's armour and read a little more about his life and escapades. Visited the other exhibits as well which were really interesting.

Thank LxRigger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wonderful. The library is housed in a wonderful classical building under a glorious domed inner core. You can take the lift to level 6 where you get a bird’s eye view down into the library hall which is just the most wonderful...More

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library is one of the prettiest buildings in Melbourne. The library and exhibitions are worth a visit, and it has a nice little giftshop.

Thank ladybugsSydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband went to the Museum while visiting in Melbourne, it was not nearly as good as when we were there last time (a number of years ago). Much has changed, we could not find the ancestry area, which we were interested in,...More

Thank Beryl W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning main building. Good free WiFi and bottle refill. Really interesting free exhibitions that are definitely worth looking at!

Thank TravellerB17
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See the interior view from the top of the dome. Fantastic building and the exhibit on the Kelly Gang was fascinating.

Thank Lawrence L
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Adeline T
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Response from BillLeighty | Reviewed this property |
The 35 Tram runs right by it!
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Marco T
20 January 2015|
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Response from 164Jayesh | Reviewed this property |
i do not see any reason to find how many books are there. just go there, you will not be disappointed. you will find your choice. Enjoy reading.Take help of excellent staff of library.
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