We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8664 7000
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour Including Coffee and Donuts
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“reading room” (273 reviews)
“ned kelly” (158 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8664 7000
Write a Review
Reviews (2,141)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,798 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Join a tour or take a look around the library, exhibitions & chess competitions under your own steam. Well worth the climb up to the top balcony for fabulous views of the main library reading room & stunning dome above. Give yourself time to see...More

Thank gobigsal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful building in the middle of the City. Lots of seating in the old reading room, feels like you have walked into a century past.

Thank Myree M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's a library, but this is an incredible facility and definitely worth a visit. Friendly staff too.

Thank MrJohnnySan
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 time.

Thank GourockRhona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place actually has a lot of oil paintings on exhibition; the building looks very old and well preserved.

Thank shi c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a quiet library with lots of people visiting for viewing purpose. Head straight to level 4 to take a photo of the dome structure. Pretty, seems to have an extensive sources of books. Free entrance

Thank Yong P
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an excellent library and I go there all the time when I can but not at lunch time as required to have lunch back at the work place. On my days off I go there now and have read all the Sun and...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for the famous view from the top which was quick and easy. Take the lift to the 6th floor for the viewing area and the view was indeed quite nice. Do drop by since it is convenient located and it doesn't take much...More

1  Thank Lyegeak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!I never knew,what a suprise, I was transfixed on all the historic art and photos of Victoria, it made me look at at our history in another light, I related more to it than the National Gallery and new Museum. Im going back by myself...More

3  Thank justin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, exhibitions, including information about Ned Kelly and his exploits. Plus it has his 'armour'. Lifts mean you can get a spectacular view from the walkways. Well worth a visit.

Thank F4991BFannef
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Red Spice Road QV
227 reviews
.08 miles away
Don Don Japanese
181 reviews
.10 miles away
Father's Office
196 reviews
.05 miles away
Nandos Swanston St
62 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Old Melbourne Gaol
2,411 reviews
.14 miles away
Melbourne Central
1,257 reviews
.11 miles away
Coops Shot Tower
73 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Adeline T
May 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
The 35 Tram runs right by it!
Marco T
January 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from DustyDublin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Marco, I have no idea. This is a wonderful building, over many floors. The upper floors circular the main part of the library creating an atrium type effect. There are many many books. There is always an exhibition and... More