State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

4.7
Far more than just a place to read books, State Library of 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 of Victoria on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Melbourne trip planner.
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  • I had seen photos of this library and we scheduled her visit when we were in Melbourne. We went with my wife and kids, and enjoy all of its wonderful rooms, balconies, its dome, and its fantastic Museum (with the history of the book, from the first manuscripts up to the first comics. I highly recommend this visit!
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  • It is like the Museum building itself. Many people sat in the square in front of the entrance, was relaxing. I was killing time in the corner of the magazine. Was no where to sit, but the seat vacant because it was using a desk to study students too much.
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  • Beautiful library, generously open and staffed by a great team of people. It's a traditional library and so much more. Exhibitions, galleries, work spaces, chess club, historical displays and a few random curios like the Shakespeare stained glass window. Architecturally, a wonderful study and so much of the interior is accessible. Cafe, book store and toilets all available. Wheelchair accessible too.
  • Great library. Huge collection and lots of space to read and study. If you are visiting, check The Dome, enjoy the museum about the World of the Book and don't miss the small art gallery. Remember to be quiet (it's a library after all) and take a pic from level 6 of the Dome.

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