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State Library Victoria Tours

Town: Melbourne

Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC

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Welcome to State Library Victoria, the oldest public library in Australia, and one of the first free public libraries in the world. With almost 170 years of history, the Library has become a must-do destination for visitors to Melbourne with a passion for books, history and beautiful spaces.

Located in the heart of the city opposite Melbourne Central, the Library is a vibrant hub of activity within Melbourne’s knowledge and arts precinct, with a packed program of free exhibitions, events, and activities all year round.

With free Wi-Fi and storage lockers, food and beverage options, books and magazines to read, a beautiful forecourt to take in the sunshine and dedicated quiet zones, the Library is an excellent base for tourists and a home away from home.

Art lovers, history buffs, holidaying families and tranquillity seekers will all find something to love at the Library. Its spectacular spaces, including the iconic domed reading room, house thousands of items reflecting Victoria’s diverse cultural and social history.

Be sure to see Ned Kelly’s armour, pore over rare books, first editions and significant artworks, and join a free tour to learn about the building’s fascinating history. Come and experience the magic of the State Library Victoria – an essential stop on your Melbourne itinerary.