State Library Lawns

328 Swanston Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000

The dome soars in the centre of the State Library of 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


Nearest train station:

Melbourne Central

Nearest tram stop:

Cnr Swanston &

La Trobe streets


Undercover carparking is available nearby at Melbourne Central and QV shopping centres. Roadside metered parking is also available. There are three disabled parking spaces on Latrobe Street between Swanston and Russell Streets, with two hour limits during weekday business hours.