How to get here

The State Library of Victoria is at 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street, opposite Melbourne Central.

Located in the central business district, it's within easy walking distance of public transport, taxis and parking.

There are also bike racks in several locations around the Library.

Public transport

The Library is easily accessible by bus, train and tram. Maps, timetables and route and fare information are available from Public Transport Victoria.


The nearest bus stops are located in Lonsdale, Russell and Exhibition streets.


Melbourne Central Station is directly opposite the Library's entrance. Most metropolitan trains stop at this station. If you're travelling from country Victoria, you can transfer from your regional train to a metropolitan train at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations.


Trams can be caught outside the Library in Swanston and La Trobe streets. Other nearby stops include those on the corners of Elizabeth and La Trobe streets.


The nearest taxi rank is in Elizabeth Street outside Melbourne Central.


There are several carparks close to the Library, including those at Melbourne Central and QV, where you can park for a fee.

There are three parking spaces for those with a disability permit in La Trobe Street, outside Mr Tulk.

For more information about parking, visit the City of Melbourne website.


Bike lanes run in both directions on Swanston Street and east on La Trobe Street (a west-travelling lane is currently being installed). These bike lanes are separated from parking spaces and moving traffic by concrete islands. For more information about cycling, visit the City of Melbourne website.

You can lock your bike at several bike racks close to the Library:

  • on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets
  • on La Trobe Street near Mr Tulk
  • near the wheelchair access ramp on La Trobe Street
  • on the corner of Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets.

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