Dome levels 4 and 5 will be closed to the public from Monday 13 May to Friday 24 May. Visit our refreshed World of the Book exhibition from Saturday 25 May.

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Ideas Quarter

The Ideas Quarter is home to StartSpace, a new service enabled by the Christine Christian Foundation. This dedicated coworking space specifically for early-stage startups and small businesses seats 50 (with physical distancing measures) and provides inspiration, information and practical guidance for new businesses.

StartSpace supports and nurtures Victoria’s next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and leaders through new dedicated spaces, programs, services and technology. Wherever you are in your business journey, even if you’re just beginning with an idea and don’t know where to go next – you can start here!

Premium StartSpace members and the Library's Corporate partners have exclusive access to the Ideas Quarter's loft coworking space, specialist support and bonus resources.

About the Ideas Quarter

The Ideas Quarter opened in 2020 as part of the Library's Vision 2020 redevelopment project.

Part of the Quad, this north-west courtyard space previously housed the Library's Family History and Newspapers Reading Room.

Ground floor hours

Daily 10am–6pm

Loft hours

Please note: The Ideas Quarter loft is temporarily closed.