State Library Victoria, Melbourne

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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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  • A nice place to visit on a rainy day. The state library is quite large with many rooms on different levels full of information. The Dome is quite spectacular with original wooden seats and desks.  more »
  • A really lovely, quiet place to visit. Free to enter and wander around. Magnificent high ceilings and stained glass windows. Due to Covid, tours aren't happening at present, but it's still great to...  more »
  • This library is amazing! All book lovers will be at paradise. It's incredible to see so much books of all generations, the decor will bring you to another planet and you find yourself being like a writer.. Enjoy this chance to have access to this knowledge.. It's wonderful!
  • Love this place. The library was great and very informative. The architecture and exhibitions is really worthwhile. Spent about 2 hours here learning stuff about Melbourne. Best of all it’s free. Remember to signup for the free tour by volunteers. It’s really worth it

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