One of the largest library in the world. Magnificent architecture for this amazing place. A place where in every square meter you can appreciate what incredible thing is the culture, the art, the literature. Very interesting the sections around the dome with several topics related to Melbourne and Australia. And finally the balcony at level 6 where you can have a wonderful view of the dome. Definitively a must go during your stay in Melbourne.
Amazing state library in Melbourne, Australia. Huge, encompassing, and educational in its history, culture, and academics towards students, the locals, and tourists alike. The library housed many exhibits for people to lean the history of of Australia, the notorious robber Ned Kelly, and books throughout history. You can spend hours in the library just exploring. As for the architecture, it's beautiful and a work of modern art in the interior! Great place to visit as a tourist and best of all, Melbourne Walking Tours start at the library as the meeting point!
The State Library of Victoria is a must visit for tourists. The building is beautiful both on the outside and inside. You don't have to pay an entry fee to the library, but there are occasionally paid exhibits and tours. This is great for those who are on a budget.I strongly recommend getting yourself lost in the library's inner architecture. Ever room has its own charm and unique details that tell a story about the history of Victoria.After you have finished, you have to eat lunch on the grass outside. Your trip to Melbourne won't be complete if you don't chill out, out front of the Library.
I spent 3 hours only in the Art section! :D It's huge and great, place if you love books! I will definitelly go there really soon again :)
The state library is one of my favourite Melbourne places. As a working library it is excellent and a great place to study. You just feel more studious being in such elegantly serious surrounds.For visitors you can enjoy the heritage building and rooms, such as the La Trobe reading room and on the upper levels there are permanent and temporary exhibitions that are always good. Also good for visitors is free internet. Go at a quiet time and avoid the queues.
We visited ''Inspiration by Design. Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum.''
You can go in for free and there are also free guided tours inside. There are lots of interesting displays, especially for history buffs.
The famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, led a criminal gang through Victoria, terrorising and robbing people during his lifetime before being captured and hanged. You can see his armour displayed at the library, with bullet holes from his shootouts visible. The library itself is a beautiful building to visit, with its glass dome as the centrepiece of the space. The library always has other exhibitions on, displaying art and historical artefacts. There’s also a gift shop selling a whole range of books and journals. The library and its exhibitions are free to visit.