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Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Besides its beautiful, historical structure, and magnificent reading room's ceiling and interior, I love spending my free time in the State Library of Victoria. The State Library... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Besides its beautiful, historical structure, and magnificent reading room's ceiling and interior, I love spending my free time in the State Library of Victoria. The State Library houses interesting and informative exhibitions, even free ones. As someone who has only been in Melbourne for two years, I have surely learned a lot about this amazing city (past and present) at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm a huge fan of the SLV. Not only is this a magnificent reference library, there are contestant exhibitions and a more prominent travelling exhibition off the foyer. There are public lectures and events, kid's story time and activities, community events and more. The staff are absolutely delightful, I signed up recently and attended an organised talk about using the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love libraries, everywhere i go it has become a must to visit the libraries. i was captivated by the design of the library.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this Library so big and full of knowledge. Many University students hard at study when I visited it's an amazing site to see so many books in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

lovely old building. easy steps to walk up into the building, I loved reading the WW1 posters on entry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take the small lift on your right just past the reception desk and go to the 6th level for a magnificent vista over the vast upstairs reading room. The scale, the furniture and the grandeur really are something special.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Since its reno not that long ago it looks so much better. The reading room is worth a look, you just need to be quite as it is always full of student studying for their exams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and free tours of the collection. Our volunteer guide, Trevor, was enthusiastic and informative. We really enjoyed it. It was the first time I'd seen an original Audubon collection of bird prints. Other gems too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

easy access, great atmosphere, interesting architecture, lovely location, lots to see, beautiful part of Australian history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We went in to finish learning about Victoria in the wonderful display on the evolution of Melbourne; to read the personal stories from World War I and to see the new display of old and rare books. We enjoyed every minute in this space which is so well-utilised and in such a convenient location.

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Additional Information about State Library of Victoria

Address: Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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