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State Library Lawns

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.

Location

328 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

Phone: +61 3 8664 7000

Getting here

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.

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Acknowledgment of Country

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.