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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
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are interesting. The Latrobe reading room is must see. The dome, and architecture makes you long for days gone bye.

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike Brisbane's functional yet dull libraries, the State Library of Victoria is a magnificent social and study area for students, workers bookworms, chess players and just people who need the peace and ambience that a 19th Century structure like this can offer. The main dome...More

Thank Choumander
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained building with very interesting displays on the multi levels including Ned Kelly's armour

Thank dive_revive
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is great. Must go to the reading room and also go up to the high level for dome gallery and have a closer look up of the structure of the dome. First time I went there I feel the building is amazing, so...More

Thank DidiKwok
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the State Library on a cold, wet November day and probably wasn't expecting much - but it was well worth the trip and we even went back again a few days later. Check out the exhibitions - they seem to have them...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only a library for books and internet but a great collection of art works of personalities and images of Victoria. Great place to enjoy a whole afternoon relaxing and learning.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first impression was: well it is a library. A pretty big one but nothing special. On a second thought, I can see the attraction to this place. It must be a good place to study as well and the location in middle of the...More

Thank Evelyn K
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