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Catalogue service interruption: There is currently an issue with online requests. Please contact the Library if you are unable to order items online. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Opening hours

The Library is open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm, and Friday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Some parts of the Library have different opening hours (see below).

Check our information on finding and requesting items to find the cut-off times for requesting different collection items.

Standard opening hours

Library area Hours

Main public areas

Monday to Thursday 10am–9pm
Friday to Sunday 10am–6pm

The Courtyard

Same as main Library areas except when closed for functions

Keith Murdoch Gallery

Daily 10am–6pm and until 9pm Thursdays when exhibitions are on display

Dome Galleries

Daily 10am–5pm

Cowen Gallery

Same as main Library areas except when closed for functions

Mr Tulk

Monday to Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–9pm
Saturday 9am–4pm

Readings bookshop

Monday to Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Public holidays

The Library is closed on the following public holidays:

  • Good Friday, Friday 18 April
  • Christmas Day, Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day, Friday 26 December
  • New Year's Day, Thursday 1 January 2015 

On all other public holidays we are open 10am-6pm (Keith Murdoch until 6pm, Dome galleries until 5pm).