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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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is incredible. The building itself is a lovely old historic place with amazing artefacts everywhere. Excellent range of resources available add friendly staff.

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the reading room a lots, especially those classic old school lamps, those wooden heavy table, those wooden chairs, those chess tables. Also exhibition upstairs. Very beautiful environment for reading, for quiet moment, for visit.

Thank jochan125jc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Free wifi. Free exhibition. Beautiful 160yo building. Must visit if you are in Melbourne CBD. Don't just snap some photos from outside of the building and do stroll through the library and check out the stunning dome!

Thank Chom L
Reviewed 5 days ago

really lovely library where you can get nice views of the centre from the higher levels. this is where you can find ned kelly's suit with other exhibits on his life.

Thank kristyrebecca
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an awesome time visiting this place. Perfect for early Australian history, some great paintings and Ned Kelly's armour was a highlight. Definitely a must visit when in Melbourne and it's free

Thank 5Ts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice building from the outside but if you love to take pictures you should visit the dome. Its beautiful!!! For a free activity its worth your 30 minute to an hour time.

Thank Ricasworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

so very much to enjoy and appreciate in this wonderful establishment, most of it FOC [free of charge]! You'll be back, since many hours would be required to take it all in. Ned Kelly's armour is on display, up in the higher reaches. Marvellous collection...More

Thank moyinOz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need a place to sit and research free wi fi and read. Everything is electronic. Very busy place.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Melbourne CBD area along Swanston Street Melborne Central Station. Established in1854 oldest and busiest public library.

Thank kokomitay
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited it as waited to see the octagon shaped dome with the alignment of tables & chairs. quite majestic looking.

Thank Ng S
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