Anzac Day: The Library will be open as usual on Friday 25 April.

La Trobe Reading Room: The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 3pm on Tuesday 29 April. More information

Anzac Day & La Trobe Reading Room early closure
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Opening hours

The Library is open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm, and Friday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Some parts of the Library have different opening hours (see below).

Check our information on finding and requesting items to find the cut-off times for requesting different collection items.

Standard opening hours

Library area Hours

Main public areas

Monday to Thursday 10am–9pm
Friday to Sunday 10am–6pm


Same as main Library areas except when closed for functions

Keith Murdoch Gallery

Daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays when exhibitions are on display.

Dome Galleries

Daily 10am–5pm

Cowen Gallery

Same as main Library areas except when closed for functions

Mr Tulk

Monday to Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–9pm
Saturday 9am–4pm

Readings bookshop

Monday to Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Public holidays

The Library is closed on the following public holidays:

  • Good Friday, Friday 18 April
  • Christmas Day, Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day, Friday 26 December
  • New Year's Day, Thursday 1 January 2015 

On all other public holidays we are open 10am-6pm (Keith Murdoch and Dome galleries until 5pm).