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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

State Library Victoria will remain closed in line with the extended COVID-19 measures announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

You can always stay in touch with us online, through our website and social media.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Library again soon.

Read more about the Library's temporary closure

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.