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“library lovers paradise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Central Business District)
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Ranked #10 of 283 things to do in Melbourne
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“library lovers paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

the domed reading room
the excellent exhibitions
the various galleries
the magazine section
the special talk nights

if its 40 degrees or 4 degrees, the SLV is a perfect place to while away an hour or two

Visited December 2012
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Situated at the top end of Swanson Street where It meets La Trobe it has the most beautiful reading room dome which at the time it was built was the biggest in the world. An appealing experience just to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Florida
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“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I love libraries, and this one has thoughtful design, and wonderful exhibitions around each floor. I peeked inside by accident and spent over an hour in this library enjoying the atmosphere and the displays. If I lived in the city, I'd spend a lot of time here,

Visited January 2013
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Athens, GA
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“Free and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The La Trobe reading room is gorgeous. There's also a permanent exhibition of rare books that's fascinating, and it's all free! A great place to stop by for an hour or so.

Visited February 2013
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Port Augusta, Australia
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“OMG - I seen Ned Kelly's armour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

WOW WOW WOW I was in history heaven. Ned Kelly's armour on display with plenty of videos & stories around to read through.

Visited February 2013
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