I wish I loved reading, sadly this is not my forte. If it was then the State Library Victoria is certainly a place I would frequent on a regular basis. It’s such an interesting place and holds a different vibe to a regular library as it holds so much history. Serenity can be felt here.
About State Library Victoria
The State Library Victoria was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library. The Library lays claim to being the oldest public library in Australia. It was one of the first free public libraries in the world. Pretty impressive!
Why Would I Visit the State Library Victoria?
- Are you looking for that special book?
- Maybe you’re after a quiet place to study?
- Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD to have some quiet time?
- After a quiet spot with wifi to read up on the news or …..?
- Learn about history of Melbourne/Victoria?
- Check out the historical books on display
- Admire the architecture of the building
- Wonder through the Cowen Gallery
- The above is just a few reasons to visit the State Library Victoria
I really loved the historical displays. It’s really great to see so close up the old books and history of Melbourne
State Library Victoria Location
- 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
- It’s approximately 1.2km, 6 min walk from the Melbourne CBD
- It is opposite the Melbourne Central Train Station
How Long Would I Spend Here?
I would anticipate you would spend anywhere from an hour onwards depending on your reason for visiting the State Library Victoria.
What is your experience at the State Library Victoria? Do you have any stories you can share about any libraries you have visited throughout the world?