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State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
(4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Melbourne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Melbourne travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Melbourne has to offer, including State Library of Victoria.
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  • Location: The State Library of Victoria is situated within a prime location. It is accessible via walking, as the library is located extremely close to La Trobe, Lonsdale and Russell Streets, which ar...  more »
  • Excellent exhibits, take the lift to the 6th floor of the dome &follow the exhibits around &then walk down to the next level & so on 
  • Beautiful architecture both in and out. Highlight being the Reading Room. Great stopover for a break or even to check out their impressive collection. Open from 10am to 9pm however only until 6pm for ...  more »
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  • Beautiful library. There is a fabulous "Play Pod" where children can play, do crafts, dress up, read books and more. The Play Pod has a different theme each month based on a children's book. Childrens books are labelled according to age groups. The space is a fabulous way to entertain kids on a cold and/or wet day. We had so much fun!
  • Walked by with my wife and children on a pokemon hunt when i was met by dozens of rowdy, foul mouthed thugs drinking alcohol and smoking drugs at the libraries large front gardens. On one occasion one of the many skateboarders almost collided with my youngest child. These gangs were also urinating in public without any care or concern to those around them. The whole area was extremely filthy, with graffiti, urine, broken bottles and rubbish everywhere. To say i was shocked is an understatement. I and my family felt unsafe and we left shortly afterwards. We will not return. What a dump! Whomever manages these grounds should be sacked out of sheer incompetence! NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • This is a gorgeous, old library with a lot of history. It has numerous areas to visit, such as Geneology, rare literature, ancestry and many more. There are places to study, get online or simply enjoy a good book. Head up to Level Four to visit the Dome galleries with a stunning, light filled view of the top level. Take the stairs to see some beautiful artwork along the way. Tip: The State Library is one of the biggest Pokemon catching areas in Melbourne with a large number of Pokestops and spawning creatures.
  • Loved the place. Library is well maintained with great artifacts and details on history. Dome area with table seatings having old fashioned chairs are impressive.
  • Great library, fairly comprehensive collection. It has free wi-fi and several quiet study rooms. Additionally, the La Trobe Reading is absolutely stunning, and most of the librarians are kind and very helpful. There's also always a free, temporary exhibition in the small gallery near the entrance, which is usually quite interesting.