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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 308 reviews
"ned kelly"
in 183 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 163 reviews
"free wifi"
in 123 reviews
"family history"
in 21 reviews
"on display"
in 84 reviews
"free exhibition"
in 21 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 26 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 21 reviews
"old building"
in 44 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 88 reviews
"swanston street"
in 23 reviews
"art gallery"
in 21 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"dome"
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"armour"
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Reviewed today

Good bookshop but worth visiting for the beautiful domed space with galleried mezzanine. Ned kelly display interesting.

Thank eato4
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Is nice. The Dome Library is spectacular. It is worth going to see but only if you are already walking past it.

Thank paletraveller101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting if you are somehow interested in Ned Kelly's life or story. The exhibition is very informative and it's pretty impressive to see the armour he wore while fighting for the last time

Thank EleeVazquez
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The State Library of Victoria is a beautifully architectural building not just from the outside but the amazing interior as well. Going to Level 6 and looking up to the top of the Dome and then below to the Reading Room is amazing. "The Changing...More

1  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only planned to take some pictures of the beautiful dome at the library hall like other people do. but we eventually spent half a day here as it actually has different exhibitions available here like "The changing face of Victoria" and "World of the...More

Thank openyoureyes369
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the inside of the library while waiting for our free walking tour to start. It is absolutely beautiful. A circular dome design that allows a lot of light in. If you appreciate architecture, you'll love this building.

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you go up and up the beautifully carve staircase and look down, go into the quietest rooms just go everywhere and look at the old books still sitting pretty... I do love the old and the new of the building, so well done

Thank Helena K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing library, old and new tech was combined in one place. Great to read, doing assignment, even playing chess or monopoly.

Thank Tin K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning building. Go for a wander around, it's a public space and you will continue to find new and interesting rooms. Fantastic displays in the gallery spaces as well.

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love just looking at the Dome reading room, always feels special. The displays around are good as well, although due to renovations some of the lovely paintings aren't there at the moment.

Thank Kylie M
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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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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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