Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. 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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Street history: Hoddle's grid

Discover grand old Melbourne with our free iPhone app.

Featuring more than 300 images from the State Library of Victoria’s amazing collections, Street history: Hoddle’s grid casts a new light on the original grid of CBD streets that formed the old city.

The app uses your location to reveal rarely seen photos and stories of the surrounding buildings and streetscapes, as well as amazing aerial views.

Perfect for schools, tourists or curious locals, this app is guaranteed to make you see Melbourne in a whole new way.

Download for iPhone from the App Store

(iPad users can also download and use the iPhone app.)