Our magnificent spaces

Just as our wonderful collections have grown over the years through careful acquisition, so our buildings have multiplied and changed, from new additions to the recent refurbishment of the Dome and the Redmond Barry Reading Room. Along the way we’ve also integrated new technologies such as wireless access and computer workstations.

  • See how the Secret Life of Books transformed the Library's magnificent dome during White Night Melbourne 2018.
  • Watch the Ideation illuminations light up the domed reading room for White Night Melbourne 2016.
  • See how the Library's facade and dome were transformed into an illuminated wonderland during White Night Melbourne 2015.
  • Find out about hiring our beautiful galleries and heritage spaces.