State Library of Victoria

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    "A beautifully inspiring place to quietly read or study."(10 Tips)
    May S.
    "Don't forget to check out the free exhibition."(5 Tips)
    Noah O.
    "$2-$3 entrance tax due to having to check bags into lockers."(7 Tips)
    Miss K E.
    "LaTrobe reading room is a QUIET room."(4 Tips)
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  • Harris
    HarrisJune 28
    Quiet and very nice place to learn/read..
  • Louie A.
    Louie A.May 13
    Impressive central study hall, must visit.
  • Haiku R.
    Take a look around / and forget the free wifi. / This place is priceless. #HaikuReviews
  • Rudy ..
    Rudy ....March 23
    Nice place to visit
  • Isabel A.
    Isabel AgreloFebruary 10
    Interesting Free exhibitions
  • Alexandra F.
    Into the dome.....
  • Yohan Gabriel L.
    Yohan Gabriel LiutamaDecember 4, 2016
    Amazing exhibitions and lovely collection
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MercesNovember 25, 2016
    Excellent space for the Closing Party of a Music Festival - also, get your reading sorted here every other day.
  • Sha Mae N.
    Sha Mae NyonOctober 25, 2016
    Good environment for students to study :)
  • J
    JSeptember 12, 2016
    Lots of computers and seats but always full
  • pin l.
    pin leeAugust 6, 2016
    Set aside 1-2 hrs to admire d architecture n free exhibitions. Many seats 2 read n enjoy d library. Go 2 levels 5&6 for overview of d beautiful Latrobe reading room. Must visit destination.
  • Elena K.
    Elena KyriakiJuly 5, 2016
    Everything is good in state library of victoria . Book addicts have a go! :-)
  • AManda H.
    AManda HUangMarch 10, 2016
    Such a beautiful place to study in. And located in the centre of the CbD.
  • toni
    toniMarch 5, 2016
    Free wifi, check free tour schedule & just get lost here, awe-inspiring place!
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandFebruary 27, 2016
    Good looking library! Wifi sucks tho :)
  • Ase1707
    Ase1707February 26, 2016
    Beautiful building
  • Vasso .
    Vasso 🙉February 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible dome!!!
  • Ahmad G.
    Ahmad GozJanuary 22, 2016
    Greatest free Wi-Fi in the city, plus other things like books and stuff👉👈
  • Albert A.
    Albert AlcocebaJanuary 21, 2016
    Admire the view from level 6
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChenJanuary 12, 2016
    Gorgeous. Go upstairs to the Ned Kelly exhibit. (Instagram: @theamydance)
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweDecember 17, 2015
    Take a free tour of the dome every day at 2pm. Guided are incredibly knowledgeable and go into detail about some of the artifacts in the exhibitions
  • Naim Husni
    Naim HusniDecember 10, 2015
    Like the library so much. So different from others.
  • Juntando Millas -.
    Juntando Millas - Blog de ViajesOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi and great place
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    climb to the top and enjoy the view. Relax anywhere and enjoy the free wifi. This was my office in Melbourne.
  • Nicholas C.
    Nicholas ChuSeptember 11, 2015
    On days with good weather they bust out the giant chess pieces so you can play a game just outside the front entrance
  • Josh W.
    Josh WaymanAugust 8, 2015
    I'm always surprised at how awesome this place is. I use to play Chess with strangers upstairs. Definitely worth having a look.
  • Floss
    FlossJuly 26, 2015
    Great place to focus on assignments! Staff are really helpful.
  • Widya W.
    Widya WardaniJune 2, 2015
    Great place to study ...
  • Mike L.
    Mike LiApril 20, 2015
    Nice place in the central of Melbourne. Loud areas for people watching and quiet 3rd floor for studying.
  • Anita
    AnitaMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love coming to see Ned Kelly's armour
  • Sylvia C.
    Sylvia CFebruary 23, 2015
    Extremely crowded during exam period. Nevertheless, a great place to study or hang out.
  • Fairuz M.
    Fairuz MaggioFebruary 15, 2015
    Really great library in the center of town! Super friendly staff and some free exhibits. A lot of really great resources. $.15 per page for black and white to print!
  • Chicolas W.
    Chicolas WoodbamFebruary 6, 2015
    Reading books
  • 陳玟成 Edwin D.
    陳玟成 Edwin DingJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great collections of magazines and newspapers around the world. They are all up-to-date too.
  • Ederson M.
    Ederson MorcheDecember 29, 2014
    I really enjoyed my time there.
  • James W.
    James WilsonDecember 23, 2014
    The huge, octagonal reading room in the centre of the building is a must see.
  • Yvonne L.
    Yvonne LinNovember 21, 2014
    Quiet and comfortable
  • Sam G.
    Sam GranleeseNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Several great spaces to read, use a computer or discover something new at an exhibition or live-event at the Wheeler Centre. This is a must-visit part of Melbourne.
  • Gin P.
    Gin PanSeptember 28, 2014
    Nice place to hang out with outside the library.
  • Tomfoolery
    TomfoolerySeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    A beautiful quiet space to escape the hubbub of the city. See the La Trobe Reading Room, it's a beautiful space with a glass dome, but chairs in the Redmond Barry are more comfortable. Also free wifi!
  • Ameera S.
    Ameera ShaharySeptember 8, 2014
    Enjoying the afternoon sun while watching ppl playing chess with a hot dark chocolate to go by 😍
  • Az V.
    Az Vanderwolf ▲August 26, 2014
    Tell the fuckers to shut the hell up. It's a library, not an amusement park.
  • Clare M.
    Clare MacAugust 19, 2014
    Good place to charge your phone and use the free wifi/internet on the computers. Beautiful artwork to stroll around and look at.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HAugust 15, 2014
    Open late, free wifi, lots of desks and power points, loads of up to date magazines, comfy seats, great exhibitions. Winner
  • Jas
    JasAugust 14, 2014
    LaTrobe reading room is impressive.
  • Andrean Rendra S.
    Free wifi, good collection of books, a nice photo site for tourist, good place for people watching (from rants to choir) easily accessible by public transport, parking around here is expensive though
  • Thiago C.
    Thiago CampezziAugust 9, 2014
    Great quiet place to work from. There's also a couple of giant chessboards outside if you're into that...
  • Philip W.
    Philip WongMay 2, 2014
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    A beautifully inspiring place to quietly read or study.
  • Luke M.
    Luke MeehanJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If the musicians make your lunch hour on the lawn a little nicer, remember to give them some change!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WDecember 30, 2013
    It's like a museum on level 4 & 5.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WDecember 30, 2013
    Super fast free wifi. Free exhibits too.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in need of a working power outlet, the La Trobe Reading Room is the best place to look. However, it is a Quiet Room. Please, no conversations.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Unlike most libraries, The State Library of Victoria is NOT a lending library. You can enjoy library materials inside the library, but you cannot take them home with you.
  • Pat M.
    Pat MarNovember 22, 2013
    State Library
  • Vanessa W.
    Vanessa WarnockNovember 18, 2013
    You must see the dome - amazing!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MaloneSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is pretty bad!
  • The Hotel Windsor
    The Hotel WindsorSeptember 11, 2013
    Ned Kelly’s infamous armour which is on display at the State Library of Victoria and open daily to the public
  • Ren S.
    Ren StewaRtSeptember 6, 2013
    Always here, i dont know why but i just love this magical place! Love it! Just love it lots! And no need to mention, free wifi!!! Lol
  • Yasin E.
    Yasin ElmacıAugust 26, 2013
    Nice place for reading and study...
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DingAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place right in the middle of the city to recharge your electronic devices, and yourselves. Plenty of seating spaces, washrooms, free WIFI. Also, lockers! $2 for 4hrs. The perfect meeting place.
  • Estherviena T.
    Estherviena TjhiaAugust 6, 2013
    been here on saturday. wonderful library!
  • Open House Melbourne
    This year the State Library's iconic dome celebrates its 100th birthday!
  • Jim Y.
    Jim YiapanisJune 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take some time to explore this beautiful building.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaMay 27, 2013
    Check out the view from the 6th floor.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CarrMay 8, 2013
    Being in the Red Rotunda makes me want to commission a portrait of myself.
  • Noah O.
    Noah O'DonoghueApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Effectively has a $2-$3 entrance tax due to having to check bags into lockers.
  • Ravi A.
    Ravi AhujaApril 5, 2013
    Use free WiFi..
  • Carly S.
    Carly SlaterMarch 21, 2013
    Don't go on the day they do the school tours or you will have groups of school kids filing passed you every five minutes
  • Najube
    NajubeMarch 5, 2013
    Just FYI: this isn't the sort of library where you can borrow books...
  • Jess M.
    Jess McCullochFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to work for the day. Go upstairs to level one for some tables with super comfy lounge chairs.
  • Anne C.
    Anne CaraireOctober 11, 2012
    Go to the 4th floor to have a better look at the domed reading room and enjoy the galleries.
  • Lui Cheuk Fung
    Lui Cheuk FungOctober 2, 2012
    Locker rentals for $2 & $3 for 4hrs. Good place to store backpacks in the city.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    eduroam available throughout. much faster than the free wifi!
  • Chris M.
    Chris McMathSeptember 5, 2012
    There's a great gallery upstairs and on a Wednesday the outside-in cinema... both free!
  • Jason T.
    Jason TanAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    An unlucky student being stopped by the bold Asian guard & forced to keep his bag in locker ($2) Unless u carry an ultra-portable, there is no way a typical laptop bag will fit in tat tint cage!!
  • Jason T.
    Jason TanAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Damn Asian guard who pick on every bag & will forced u to keep it in locker!!! So be smart by hand carry your laptop & tablet.. make your bag look smaller :) If not detour & sneak in later.
  • Open House Melbourne
    See the home of the oldest public institution in Victoria. Be animated and educated at Open House 10am to 4pm - Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2012 #OHM2012
  • Open House Melbourne
    The tour will take you to the Elephant Lift, followed by the Pendulum Staircase and then below ground and into the Catacombs. Open House 10am to 4pm - Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2012 #OHM2012
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't connect to the library's wireless network? Try changing the firewall settings on your laptop. That should fix it!
  • Nitish A.
    Nitish AdnaniApril 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A really comfy place to study!
  • Lloyd T.
    Lloyd TownsendNovember 22, 2011
    I don't think the metal detectors work.
  • MelbournianGirl
    MelbournianGirlOctober 26, 2011
    Watch free movies from a deck chair here - just check out the web page.
  • Miss K E.
    Miss K ElliottOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    LaTrobe reading room is a QUIET room. I WILL shush you. Srsly
  • Adelia V.
    Adelia Van JavaOctober 5, 2011
    so it was a good student, learning to read a thick book...fortunately did not wear thick glasses #ancient people
  • Catherine V.
    Catherine VoutierOctober 3, 2011
    Want to learn how to find good quality medical information online? Come to our free workshop!
  • Stefasaurus Productions
    The perfect meet-up for a flashmob.
  • Hilmi H.
    Hilmi HamzahSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The library is a Titanic!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HwaSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place for study inside and upstairs, come aerly to got space,free wi-fi and you can meet another people then making friends :)
  • Imran P.
    Imran PouziAugust 18, 2011
    Please keep quiet while you're in the library ! Minor discussions is alright. But chatting about you seeing some hot guy isn't necessary #courtesy
  • Ritchie P.
    Ritchie PlunkettAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Free wifi in the Theatrette
  • Open House Melbourne
    Explore little known spaces rarely open to the public since the days of the Museum of Victoria 10am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday Jul 30-31 as part of Melbourne Open House 2011.
  • Hindmarsh F.
    Hindmarsh FinanceJuly 2, 2011
    Lots a books
  • Simon K.
    Simon KJune 14, 2011
    a good place away from the eating people and food if you are hungry and unable to acquire food. XD
  • May S.
    May S.June 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to check out the free exhibition.
  • Cassie W.
    Cassie W.May 21, 2011
    Bag too big and not allowed in? Pull out the chunky items and fold your bag up. Wear that jacket or hold that textbook through and save the locker fees.
  • Tiang C.
    Tiang ChengApril 11, 2011
    Ned Kelly's armour is kept on exhibition here! Check it out and then tick this to do!
  • James
    JamesNovember 29, 2010
    Cheap lockers, $2 for 8 hours
  • Felix M.
    Felix MeisterOctober 4, 2010
    Near the Latrobe entrance of the locker room there are some power points you can use to charge laptops etc.
  • John A.
    John ApartOctober 4, 2010
    Pretend you cant see the security guards to get in with a backpack on.
  • Morgane G.
    Morgane GrandApril 10, 2016
    Très belle bibliotheque. La grande salle de lecture est à voir!
  • Catharina C. Ayudita
    Catharina C. AyuditaFebruary 1, 2016
    Free wifi. Kalau duduk di taman kadang ada musik gratis juga.
  • José A. L.
    José A. Lorenzo LouridoDecember 17, 2015
    El edificio es impresionante, pero sin lugar a dudas ...lo mejor el ambiente.
  • sibila
    sibilaApril 2, 2012
    El puesto central en la sala de LaTrobe es como un panóptico
  • Adelia V.
    Adelia Van JavaOctober 5, 2011
    bertahan satu laaaapar bertahan satU L.A.P.A.R #d'bagindas's song
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