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State Library of Victoria

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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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+61 3 8664 7000
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"reading room"
in 304 reviews
"ned kelly"
in 179 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 156 reviews
"free wifi"
in 120 reviews
"family history"
in 21 reviews
"free exhibition"
in 22 reviews
"on display"
in 79 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 26 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 20 reviews
"old building"
in 42 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 88 reviews
"swanston street"
in 20 reviews
"art gallery"
in 22 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"visiting melbourne"
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"dome"
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Just in the CBD of Melbourne this is a place where you could spend all day. The staff were vey helpful and directed us to what we wanted to see. There are always new exhibitions to see and I can really recommend a visit. It...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The location is accessible, can be found easily. Very impressed by the architecture of the building. Worth visiting 👍🏻

Thank ystefi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s free so wander through the library noting the number of books magazines etc which are available to view, but go to 4th floor and view the Dome.

Thank jwd140447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, a lot of the architecture of Melbourne is impressive! This is no exception. Fun to look at, huge inside. But in the end, libraries are best evaluated by their usefulness to learning than the buildings that they are house in. Make it a part...More

Thank drwhocooke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to visit the library when I’m there for leisure. It’s a great free thing to do with the kids and we always find something of interest in the exhibits. It’s a great place to take visitors to Victoria and much of the history...More

Thank ShonkeyDonkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

3 floors of historical books being exhibited! Brilliant architecture and a great place for bibliophiles!

Thank Vineet N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking up at the four story high domed reading room is outstanding. Walking around the circumference of the dome there are many displays -- history of books, history of Australia, a suit of armor. The displays are on several levels. There is no entry fee.

Thank fuzzyfred
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a library, a magnificent feat of architecture, a chess centre, a museum of the printed word and, my favourite, home of Ned Kelly's metal armour

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning building outside and in. In particular, the four storey domed reading room is absolutely awesome. There are great displays on Victorian history and books throughout the ages.

Thank Calum G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the icon of Melbourne city. This is a library building but reminds me of some buildings in Commonwealth countries. Nice place for book lovers. Well kept and we were told they are going to improve a lot in the near future....More

Thank Aadhes
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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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Response from soniverma | Reviewed this property |
Hi, on help desktop you will get complete information regarding books as well as segment wise along with Library map.
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