Opening hours & getting here
Library opening hours
Each year we welcome over a million visitors to our glorious heritage building in Melbourne's CBD. If you're planning a visit, here's when we're open and how to get here.
|Main public areas||Monday to Thursday 10am–9pm
Friday to Sunday 10am–6pm
|The Courtyard||Same as main Library except when closed for functions|
|Keith Murdoch Gallery||Daily 10am–5pm; until 9pm on Thursday when exhibitions are on display|
|Dome Galleries||Daily 10am–5pm|
|Cowen Gallery||Same as main Library except when closed for functions|
Monday to Thursday 7am–5pm, Friday 7am–9pm
|Readings State Library||Monday to Sunday 10am–6pm|
We are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. On all other public holidays we are open 10am-6pm (Keith Murdoch and Dome galleries until 5pm).
We're located at 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street.
- Train – Melbourne Central station is directly opposite the Library's Swanston St entrance. Country travellers can transfer to metropolitan trains at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations.
- Tram – there are tram stops near our entrances on Swanston St and La Trobe St
- Bus – the nearest stops are in Lonsdale, Russell and Exhibition streets
See Public Transport Victoria for more information.
There are separated bike lanes in both directions on Swanston and La Trobe streets. You'll find bike racks on and near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets, Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets. See the City of Melbourne website for more information.
The Library doesn't have onsite parking, but there is paid street parking on La Trobe St and several pay carparks close by, including at Melbourne Central and QV. There are three parking spaces for people with a disability permit in La Trobe St.