Labour Day opening hours

27 Feb 2015

The Library will be open on Monday 9 March from 10am to 6pm. Galleries will close at 5pm. READ MORE

La Trobe Reading Room early closure

27 Feb 2015

The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 6pm on Tuesday 3 March.


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