State Library Victoria, Melbourne

4.7
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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  • It's a great place to stay. One cut in front of the statue. People who sit in front of the stairs and book. And seem to be free. I'm repairing it now, so I can turn around and go to the other side.
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  • Amazing how this building is a testament to historic and has a gorgeous Instagram type of aesthetic, yet is free from the crowds. The above mentioned tour is worth signing up for in advance and it doe...  more »
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  • It is the best library to study in. Holy as a church, inspiring like a University. I always hope to stay in a city with great library. Melbourne is definitely a city of this kind. Broad area makes air fresh. It is beautiful as well, with so many paintings and exhibits. It is being renovated at this moment, more modern with even more spaces. The first time I came to Melbourne, I stayed in this library for 5 hours- originally planned for 40 minutes - just sit there reading books. Great place to visit.
  • Located just 100m away from Melbourne central station. The entrance is through the Russel St. The book collection is good. One can use the computers there or just take your laptop and study. You don't want to buy books of different topics then this is the place for you. Also, you will find really good exhibitions and tours. Go and enjoy this beautiful place.

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