Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Rare Book Week – Library expeditions

Thursday 25 July 2013, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet in front foyer
Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Join our expert curators as they delve into our rare and curious collections.

Sessions are held twice daily at 11–11.45am and 2–2.45pm.

Kelmscott Press to Wayzgoose Press: a century of private press books

By Des Cowley

  • Booked out for Monday 22 July 11am
  • Booked out for Monday 22 July 2pm

In search of the Great South Land: the early cartography of Australia

By Judy Scurfield

  • Booked out for Tuesday 23 July 11am
  • Booked out for Tuesday 23 July 2pm

Alice in Wonderland: from first edition to pop-up books

By Juliet O’Conor

  • Booked out for Wednesday 24 July 11am
  • Booked out for Wednesday 24 July 2pm

Upon the shoulders of giants: great works of astronomy from Ptolemy to Newton

By Jan McDonald

  • Booked out for Thursday 25 July 11am
  • Booked out for Thursday 25 July 2pm