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“Library. Nothing more, nothing less.”

State Library of Victoria
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“Library. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's a beautiful building on the outside but once you get in it's not very special. Many people there though, must be handy for travellers without a laptop.

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful original Library”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hidden in the new Library is the original. It is beautiful and grand. There is a glorious dome and it is about five stories high. Worth a visit and a great photo.

Visited April 2013
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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“Visit the La Trobe Reading Room”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Fantastic building- so busy in some rooms and so peaceful in others. If you're into architecture you will love it. Great coffe shop there too.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne
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“Excellent centre for resource and research”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

A spontaneous trip to the State Library showed us what a wonderful centre for learning it is.
Magnificent building and architecture the reading room with the dome six floors above is something to be seen.
Excellent galleries with art work, books, historical exhibitions, including Ned Kelly's armour, archives of records and newspapers.
A great venue to take children, or to just observe, and research.

Visited April 2013
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“History and comfort!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Just the atmosphere ..... the history .... and the helpful staff!! Have not been for awhile, I need to go again soon.

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