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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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Things to see & do

The Library has a lot more going on than shelves of books. You can play chess, use game consoles, workshop projects with your friends, check out what's hanging in our galleries, watch films, listen to music, and browse newspapers and magazines. Check What's on for listings of our events and exhibitions.

The building itself – an icon of heritage architecture – is worth a thorough investigation. The history of the Library is evident in almost every room – there are Victorian quirks and curlicues, grand marble staircases, panes of stained glass, and hand-hewn bluestone walls.