Far more than just a place to read books, State Library Victoria provides both entertainment and a close look at one of Melbourne's architectural gems. Admire the heritage building's Neoclassical facade, giant dome, and manicured lawn before heading inside for a guided tour. You'll discover reading rooms featuring rich wood furnishings, galleries with sculptures and framed portraits, and halls with Romanesque columns reaching up to skylights. Play a game in the Chess Room or video games on one the latest consoles. Put State Library Victoria on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Melbourne trip planner.
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State Library Victoria Reviews
A friend was adamant that we visited the State Library on our trip to Melbourne. I would've given it a miss otherwise, but I'm thankful I got the opportunity to come here. It is an architectural... more »
Our State Library on Victoria is a piece of architectural beauty. Still a fully functioning library today you will see Uni, school students studying, librarians doing their thing and tourist taking... more »
This library is amazing! All book lovers will be at paradise. It's incredible to see so much books of all generations, the decor will bring you to another planet and you find yourself being like a writer.. Enjoy this chance to have access to this knowledge.. It's wonderful!
Love this place. The library was great and very informative. The architecture and exhibitions is really worthwhile. Spent about 2 hours here learning stuff about Melbourne. Best of all it’s free. Remember to signup for the free tour by volunteers. It’s really worth it
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