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Facade conservation and 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

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The dome & Melbourne 1913: part 1

Watch part one of this video of writer Robyn Annear in discussion with WWI historian Dr Michael McKernan, writer Kristin Otto, president of the Art Deco and Modernism Society Robin Grow, and author Dr Tony Moore as they place the opening of the Library’s domed reading room into the cultural context of Melbourne circa 1913.

This is a recording of one of many Dome Centenary events that took place in 2013 to celebrate our iconic dome and all that it enables.