The State Library of Victoria is a landmark building with its distinctive grand glass roof. It houses vast reference collections of both the literature and information about the people and culture of this state.
The building itself is an excellent example of a Victorian mid 19th century public building - there are library tours available.
Designed by architect Joseph Reed in 1854, it was actually his first public building. Others include the Melbourne Town Hall.
Find and access ebooks, newspapers, magazines, photos, maps, videos, music, journals, oral history, manuscripts, Victoria state and local government publications and much more.
There are displays of historical artefacts including Ned Kelly and books on display from the middle ages, as well as interesting paintings of early Melbourne and Victoria.
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Main Photo: The distinctive Glass Roof of the State Library in Melbourne Australia
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Photo: 5 sided reading room - main collection room of the Victoria Library