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Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Beautiful library

The library is gorgeous. They had a touring exhibit from London on evolution of the printed material which I thought was excellent. They even had a free tour of the exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The library is gorgeous. They had a touring exhibit from London on evolution of the printed material which I thought was excellent. They even had a free tour of the exhibit. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The prettiest library I've ever been in. The latrobe reading room is so cool with the dome and has a great atmosphere for studying

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Did a quick walk through of the State Library of Victoria. Amazing building and of course the dome room was just amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I thought the library had a few surprisingly good exhibitions on the upper floors, which overlook the grand reading room. Well worth a little diversion while in CBD.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you love architecture and interior design, this place is a must visit! The La Trobe reading room is jaw-droppingly beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We loved the building this library was in, historic architecture. We came partly to see Ned Kelly's armour which turned out to be away somewhere else in Victoria, but the exhibition about him was still there with interesting history.We saw another exhibition that was on as well. All free! Lovely park/square outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The library’s glass dome is beautiful, as is the rest of the library. Go up to the higher floors to see different views and check out the various exhibits. The top floor also has the story of the dome with pictures of it being built, destroyed, and rebuilt. Besides the dome, the library has many free art displays, a gift... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The State Library of Victoria is a historical gem of Melbourne. The building is beautiful. Entry is free and there are several exhibits on display. Go to the fifth floor to look down into the center. It's a spectacular view. The collections are magnificent. A great way to learn some history of Victoria state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This heritage listed building has fantastic history and is the perfect place to search for family trees, old newspapers or exhibitions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just magnificent be sure to visit, a treasured building, very stately, very accessible exhibitions. Took two very busy young boys and we all enjoyed the experience.

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