Scandinavian architect Morten Schmidt discusses how contemporary design can transform modern libraries into social hubs.
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See how the Library's dome was transformed into an illuminated 360-degree artwork for White Night 2015.
Spot Alice and the Mad Hatter gracing the Library's facade during our White Night Melbourne 2015 illuminations.
Watch as models dressed in printed crinolines inspired by our historic Press Dress parade through the Library.
Learn the significance of Victor Hugo’s bequest to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in this inspiring talk by Guillaume Fau.
Join this fun and informative romp around our Library facilities with the Royal Society for Questions & Curiosity.