Visit the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the Mirror of the world exhibition on this free tour, held daily from 11.30am to 12.30pm, except public holidays.
Join a free guided tour of the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the Mirror of the world: books and ideas exhibition.
Treat yourself to a visual feast of rare and significant works that trace the history of book design from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books. New items and stories are added to this exhibition yearly, revealing different aspects of the Library’s Rare Books collection.
From October 2016, highlights include a special display of Japanese kimono pattern books and items showcasing Europe's 'discovery' of Egypt, as well as selected highlights from the John Emmerson collection of 17th-century printed works.
The Mirror of the world exhibition is on Level 4 of the Dome Galleries, overlooking the La Trobe Reading Room in the heart of the Library.
Tours are held daily from 11.30am to 12.30pm, except for public holidays. Meet in the Library’s front foyer at 11.30am to join a tour.
Note: this tour is for the general public. For school tours, browse our range of programs for primary and secondary school groups, led by education professionals.