La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria

328 Swanston Street

Melbourne

Victoria 3000

The dome soars in the centre of State Library Victoria as a confident statement of universal knowledge. When it opened in 1913 it was the largest building of its kind in the world, and its height and scale in a city without skyscrapers was dramatic. Inside, the rising arcades and balconies join in a glazed roof with a golden orb at its centre – like the sun, a source of light and enlightenment.

Contact details

328 Swanston Street

Melbourne

Victoria 3000

Phone+61 3 8664 7000

Directions

Nearest train station:

Melbourne Central

Nearest tram stop:

Cnr Swanston & La Trobe streets

Parking

Undercover carparking is available nearby at Melbourne Central and QV shopping centres. Roadside metered parking is also available.