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State Library of Victoria

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 310 reviews
"ned kelly"
in 186 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 160 reviews
"free wifi"
in 121 reviews
"family history"
in 21 reviews
"free exhibition"
in 22 reviews
"on display"
in 79 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 26 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 21 reviews
"old building"
in 43 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 88 reviews
"swanston street"
in 22 reviews
"art gallery"
in 22 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"dome"
in 289 reviews
"armour"
in 153 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

I’ve spent a few days in the library; it’s always busy, but I have never failed to get a seat. Staff are helpful, security is visible but not intrusive and there is free WiFi. Fabulous building with a great layout right in the centre of...More

Thank IrishMD
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Reviewed yesterday

The library is a fascinating tourist experience to visit. You need to enter the library and go to the upper level to view the historic library facilities from above. It is a well restored preservation of the historic facilities which encompass modern technology in the...More

Thank GraemeBird
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love books and beautiful buildings, this is the place to go. It's free to go in, so definitely a bargain.

Thank Sajahe87
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most beautiful buildings in Melbourne, both inside and out. The reading room is simply stunning. It always has interesting exhibitions on and usually multiple ones.

Thank MelbFoodLover82
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building, inside and out. Even if you're not a book worm, this is amazing to see. Check out the giant chess games outside, and the beautiful dome inside. Ned kellys armour and all the displays were great too. Only downside is it opens at...More

Thank Jess M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth visiting the State Library, just to see the beauty of this building. Take the lift to level 6 and be amazed at the Octagon. On level 5 you will see Ned Kelly's armour and other interesting artefact's. Each level has different displays....More

Thank Bobbie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if one is not a bookworm, pop by for a quick visit to appreciate and admire the superb architecture. Inspiring for the studious.

Thank Liwei82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Melbourne and a typically wet, cold winter's day. I spent a good couple of hours wandering around the State Library: read a newspaper on Level 1 and discussed a little research challenge with one of the very helpful Librarians before heading upstairs to visit...More

Thank Geoff2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Norman, a volunteer, guided me around parts of the building. He was great at bringing historical stories to life and telling the often less known side of history. He was great and I left feeling like I knew much more to the city, its people...More

1  Thank sleepright
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the library very much! If you like cheese a place that you must visit. There are free exhibition. Good place to visit!

Thank Esther L
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Adeline T
20 May 2017|
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Response from BillLeighty | Reviewed this property |
The 35 Tram runs right by it!
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Marco T
20 January 2015|
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Response from 164Jayesh | Reviewed this property |
i do not see any reason to find how many books are there. just go there, you will not be disappointed. you will find your choice. Enjoy reading.Take help of excellent staff of library.
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