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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

The Library has loads of fun things to do that are suitable for the whole family – and most of them are free.state-library

You can see Ned Kelly's armour or a medieval manuscript in our permanent exhibitions, join in school holiday activities, attend a free guided tour, watch a film, listen to music or sit in on storytime.

They also have chess, a range of games consoles and a Play Pod for younger children to enjoy. In the Play Pod you can make and decorate a Ned Kelly helmet, pick from a huge selection of children's stories, and enjoy our interactive 'Elicit' display. Or, you can use computers to explore our recommended websites for children, edit your pictures, or just surf the internet.

They've even thought about a parents room which is located on the ground floor, next to the women's toilets (just past the lifts).

It is private and quiet and includes a change table, sink, comfortable chair and power points.


The State Library 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Victoria 3000


The library is open seven days a week, except public holidays.

  • 10am–9pm
  • 10am–6pm
  • Monday to Thursday
  • Friday to Sunday

Closed on public holidays and from 25 December to 3 January 2011, and Good Friday to Easter Monday.

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