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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

Great architecture! There is a "museum" within the library which we highly recommend you walk through. Just the place to sit down and go on an adventure while reading!

Thank Santos_RM
Reviewed yesterday

Went straight to the top floor, the Dome where we looked down to the ground floor at people reading or playing chess;an impressive view. The display of the history of Victoria was relevant to our stay and saw the actual death mask and armoury of...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 2 days ago

You want to know whats going on in city?in Melbourne? in Australia? then you must hop in to Library or sit and observe the passing pedestrian and trams to get to know whats going on! You'll get to see almost everything about Melbourne, from seeing...More

Thank Sepsats
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there to have a break from the heat and to spend a few hours before going to see Alladin. I was amazed at how much there was to see - I thought we'd be in an out fairly quickly but we were there...More

Thank Belinda M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a fan of the the chess section. Really pretty and big. Lot's art on the second floor- Nice touch.

Thank Lenovavibe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Besides the beautiful interior and exterior, the free exhibition is good.. perfect place to take photo of the interior that worth to be on ur social media. Plenty of books for u to browse through too. Worth a visit if u are in Melbourne for...More

Thank naihpos
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its refreshing to visit a library that is a world of information. Plenty of exhibits for all the family with a well stocked bookshop and café. Great place to stop in the CBD.

Thank Tricky662015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this library and visited several times for research purposes. Helpful staff. Beautiful building. Clean toilets. Great bookshop. Wi fi on the slow side.

Thank suephillips36
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughlyt enjoyed spending three hours here on a recent Melbourne visit. The architecture is superb- as befits one of our best State Libraries. Large reading rooms to browse through the daily press or search for information. The great reading room is stunning and the...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very informative interesting library. Its not a lending library so just go for lots of info. For the children it has many interesting places to visit and interesting educational puzzles to work out, and many special projects to participate in

Thank judybartnicki
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
20 May 2017|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
The 35 Tram runs right by it!
Marco T
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