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State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8664 7000
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328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8664 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful building inside and outside .Awesome library that provide a fascinating insight into Victoria's history! ***It has a gallery so you'll may spend a couple hours there *especially raining time

Thank Lynntan921
Reviewed yesterday

The kids very enjoy to the Library. They are interesting in science and the Library is response to their wish.

Thank somboon034
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend a few hours here with the interesting displays and excellent reference materials and spaces. If you're into books or history or both it's well worth a visit.

Thank Ozplanman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting a library may not be on the list of "must see" locations for tourist. But the State Library of Victoria has a number of exhibits that enhance the visit to this historical architectural gem. It has easy acess so make the trip!

Thank William L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is a wonderful awesome library. I have never seen this beautiful library ever! You wouldn't disappointed to stop by here. It will take you only 10 to 20 minutes to look around.

Thank Kwounsu L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The neo classical architecture alone will draw you into this magnificent building. The main reading room is such a beautiful space - you feel really privileged to be in there. You can just feel the history as you look around with all the room ,...More

Thank Nyall G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit even if you are not interested in architecture or libraries. Wonderful building to wander through and see how the old has been maintained while the library facilities are up to date. Also the galleries have lots of interesting artwork and australiana.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand old building dating from 1854 and designed by Joseph Reed who would also go on to design other prominent buildings in Melbourne such as the Town Hall and the Royal Exhibition Buildings.Take a peek inside at the beautiful reading rooms especially...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could spend a whole day inside this library, i would. I especially love how grand it looks from the inside and outside. The library steps is a popular hangout spot. Inside, you will be surrounded by hushed conversations and the smell of books....More

Thank JamieTanBK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a few minutes to walk through this library. There are students utilizing this library everywhere. The rooms are full as students are working individually or in groups. Well worth a look as the building is beautiful.

Thank Mary D
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Adeline T
How can I get here from southern cross station?
20 May 2017|
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Response from ChezmossAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Catch any tram on Bourke St, get off at Elizabeth /Bourke St Mall...walk down Elizabeth to Lonsdale st, Tram to Melb. central..Stop is right outside the library.
Marco T
How many books (excluding Newspaper) in total inside this library?
20 January 2015|
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Response from DustyDublin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Marco, I have no idea. This is a wonderful building, over many floors. The upper floors circular the main part of the library creating an atrium type effect. There are many many books. There is always an exhibition and... More