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Trippers: State Library Victoria

Wednesday 19 June

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The State Library opened in 1856 as the “people’s university” and is Australia's oldest public library. They are Victoria’s reference and research library and, while they play an important role in preserving and archiving our state’s history, they are also the information gateway to the wide world beyond. Points to NOTE: 1) History of the Library Tour has a limit of 13 people for a guided tour with a State Library Volunteer. Alternatively, you are invited to join Barry and Michele for a Self Guided Tour. 2) It is recommended that everyone bring a Smart Phone and appropriate headphones to assist with either the History of the Library Tour or the Self Guided Tour with Barry and Michele. 8.45am - #906 bus from WNH (please let the office know if you are making your own travel arrangements so we can pass this onto the organisers) Morning tea/coffee at Mr Tuck Cafe (within State Library) - at own cost Following morning tea - History of State Library Tour or Self Guided Tour with Barry and Michele No cost for entry For those with accessibility requirements, access is available from: - Swanston Street Welcome Zone: use the ramp at La Trobe Street, near the corner of Swanston Street. - Russell Street Welcome Zone: use Entry 5 via La Trobe Street, near the corner of Russell Street. - Conference Centre and State Library Victoria Theatrette: access via Entry 3 on La Trobe Street. - Cafes: visit our pop-up cafe via Entry 5, La Trobe Street. Enter Mr Tulk via the ramp at La Trobe Street, Entry 2. Lifts provide access to the Gateway Zone and Cowen Gallery, The Ian Potter Queen's Hall, Dome Galleries, Redmond Barry Reading Room (except the mezzanine – please ask staff for assistance), La Trobe Reading Room and Heritage Collections Reading Room. A courtesy wheelchair is available for visitors attending Library events and exhibitions. Please note that we are unable to provide staff to push wheelchairs. To book or make further inquiries, contact the Access and Inclusion Librarian on 8664 7005 Following State Library Tours - lunch at Mr Tuck Cafe (within State Library) - at own cost Cash is accepted but please plan to have access to card payment in the case this information is not up to date.

Contact Details

  • 1/168 Yarra St, Warrandyte VIC 3113, Australia

    03 9844 1839

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