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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, how to get here and our printable Library map (pdf, 4 MB).

Library opening hours

The Library is open from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week. Find out more about COVID-safe Library.

Public holidays 2021

The Library is closed on these public holidays:

  • Good Friday – Friday 2 April
  • Christmas Day – Saturday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Sunday 26 December
  • New Years Day – Saturday 1 January 2022.

The Library is open from 10am to 6pm on these public holidays:

  • Australia Day – Tuesday 26 January
  • Labour Day – Monday 8 March
  • Easter Saturday 3 April to Easter Monday 5 April, inclusive
  • Anzac Day – Sunday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday – Monday 14 June
  • AFL Grand Final day – to be confirmed when the AFL schedule is released, but usually the last Friday of September
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 2 November.