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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & 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

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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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.

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