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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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Self-guided visits

School groups can undertake self-guided visits to the Library, but teachers must book before their visit. When you book, we'll provide you with information and resources for your visit.

Self-guided groups must be no larger than 12 students per staff member. Only one group should be in an exhibition or study space at a time.

Self-guided groups may not be able to enter some areas of the Library if organised tours or booked primary or secondary programs are taking place.

Large bags will need to be stored in paid lockers in Palmer Hall. A large locker, which can store about five school bags, costs $4. Only cash can be used to pay for a locker.

On the day of your visit one teacher should report to the reception desk in the foyer so he or she can be briefed and receive a visiting staff badge.

Before you visit

We encourage you to explore our student and teacher resources and our useful links for teachers before you arrive. These extensive education resources draw on the Library's expertise and rich collections to teach students history, research and literacy skills, and foster professional development. 

Request a self-guided visit

Requests for self-guided student visits must be made at least four weeks prior to your intended visit. 

Once we've received your request, you'll receive an email containing details of your request. We will then contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

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