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State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

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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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  • Unthinkable in Japan, but many tourists to see the library. Some people blow the saxophone at the front of the library, or giant chess in is very quiet and go ago it closes at dusk from the sixth floor views right on the second floor.
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  • Yes, it's a library, but this is an incredible facility and definitely worth a visit. Friendly staff too.  more »
  • Loved this library as you could easily spend an afternoon they had lovley art galleries a book shop and the huge library where you could use the lap tops free of charge and often were given additional...  more »
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  • An excellent collection of books, beautiful art galleries and architecture and multiple reading/study rooms. A great place to study and relax. A must see for visitors to Melbourne.
  • This has got to be the best library I have ever seen. Not only a number of exhibits there are also many old books and literature. Architecture and Victorian furniture is amazing.
  • Beautiful building. Great place to study or catch up on some work. Lots of computers and study space.
  • Its a very good library, shame one cannot borrow books from there because its mainly a research library, but one can photocopy certain page from books. very helpful staff and wifi sometimes gives connectivity issues but can be solved from the available IT desk. Would be nice to have some more seating. but has lovely collection of books and could use some international research books. great online services though.
  • Beautiful building! Even as a tourist I enjoyed the place and found out some information about the people moving here (portrait gallery on the 2nd level). Free wifi.

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