This is worth a visit, the architecture is superb and it has an amazing area for studying surrounded by an array of books. There is also an array of interesting facts about city and how it has developed.
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The State Library of Victoria is one of the best libraries I have seen anywhere in the world. It has fantastic architecture and a great set of galleries around the dome reading room.
I think I went in once,People just relaxed and used to lie around on the grass,Mostly students and Young People,Next to Melbourne Central and rmit.
Located just a block away from the Old Melbourne Gaol, the State Library is a must see for anyone interested in Ned Kelly, history, architecture, or just reading and relaxing. Outside the front entrance in Swanston Street, is a manicured parkland that is a wonderful...More
Got there a bit late and the main viewing gallery was closed but we wandered around and saw some nice artwork and got upstairs and viewed the reading area. Nice place.
Regardless of whether you live in the area and qualify for a library card (which is super easy to attain online!), it's worth a stop in to see the reading room, art gallery, gift shop, and the museum-level exhibits.
The library building looks really grand - outside can see many people relaxing on the steps. inside some areas have free access to exhibits. The library shop has very interesting books on sale
Even if you just pop in for 10 minutes, its lovely to see this lovely library with beautiful architecture
Apart from the fact it is free, the State Library of Victoria is a must-see for anyone visiting Melbourne and looking for things to do. The dome architecture is just simply too stunning for words and the free exhibitoons on the upper levels will keep...More