Want a visual feast? Then visit the State Library of Victoria; one Melbourne’s true icons
The fourth most popular library in the world and the busiest in Australia and only a 5 minute walk from The Jazz Corner Hotel! The State Library of Victoria is a superb 19th-century building with some of the most beautiful heritage interiors you will lay your eyes on.
The State Library's collections include over two million books, hundreds of thousands of pictures, newspapers, maps and manuscripts, and masses of audio, video and digital material – all reflecting the culture of Victoria over the past 150 years. If researching family history is your thing then you are in the right place too and Ancestry Library Edition (similar to Ancestry.com.au) is available free of charge on all PCs in the Library.
The La Trobe Reading Room, with its enchanting dome ceilings, is a library highlight. If exploring is your thing then don’t miss the FREE ‘Dome to Catacomb Tour’. Roam the building from top to bottom, exploring collection storage areas, enjoying an aerial view of the domed reading room, and venturing into the depths of the catacombs. You must pre-register via their website
On top of this The State Library of Victoria offer FREE guided tours available daily and are open from 10am. Further information is available on their website.
Please note that due to redevelopment the entrance to the Library is now through the new Russell Street and La Trobe Street entrances.
Such an incredible place to visit and perfect given Melbourne’s unpredictable weather throughout the year!
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