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'World of the book' tour

Chiromantia [Chiromancy], Padua, Matthaeus Cerdonis, 1484
13 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
14 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
15 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
16 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
17 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
18 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
19 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
20 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
21 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
22 December 2019, 11:30am12:30pm
Bookings not required, except for groups. Tel 8664 7099 for more information. Meet next to Readings Bookshop in Russell Street Welcome Zone at 11.30am.
Location Meet in Hansen Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

About the tour

Join this free daily tour of the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room at 11.30am and see highlights of the World of the book exhibition.

See rare and significant works that showcase the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today. New items and stories are now on display in this exhibition, revealing different aspects of the Library‚Äôs Rare Books collection. 

Highlights include key works of philosophy and science that changed the world, atlases and maps from European voyages of discovery, some of the earliest uses of photography, stunning modern artist books, as well as selected highlights from the John Emmerson collection of 17th-century printed works.

The World of the book exhibition is on Level 4 of the Dome Galleries, overlooking the La Trobe Reading Room in the heart of the Library.

Meet in Hansen Hall at 11.30am to join a tour.

If you'd like to borrow a portable audio loop unit before joining a guided tour or attending an event, ask your tour guide or staff in the Swanston Street foyer for assistance.

For school tours, browse our range of programs for primary and secondary school groups, led by education professionals.