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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Evolution of the State Library of Victoria site

Watch this virtual 3D reconstruction to discover the fascinating evolution of the Library. See how the 1856 Melbourne Public Library on Swanston Street has evolved into the contemporary State Library of Victoria, spanning an entire city block and bearing traces of more than 100 years of architectural influences.

This video was commissioned for the Free, secular and democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913 exhibition. It is one of many Dome Centenary events taking place in 2013 to celebrate our iconic dome and all that the Library enables.

The soundtrack for this video is 'The door towards the dream' by Antonymes, from the album The licence to interpret dreams under license from Hidden Shoal Publishing.