Best libraries in Melbourne

Check out the top libraries in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. State Library of Victoria
1. State Library of Victoria
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70 local reviews
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 8664 7000
Establishment
Terry
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of …
Demetry
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of …
Anj
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of …
1. State Library of Victoria
1. State Library of Victoria
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70 local reviews
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 8664 7000
Terry
Terry
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of the city’s most beautiful heri…
Demetry
Demetry
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of the city’s most beautiful heri…
Anj
Anj
A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of the city’s most beautiful heri…
2. The Journal
2. The Journal
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7 local reviews
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9650 4399
CafeRestaurantFood
Donna
An old fave adjacent to my local library, this is a reliable 'go' to' coffee and lunch place. Try the tuna sal…
Adji
The cafe that's always busy and has a very nice ambiance. Located in front of the city library.
Simon
Coffee and nice place for breakfast, Next to the Library
2. The Journal
2. The Journal
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7 local reviews
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9650 4399
Donna
Donna
An old fave adjacent to my local library, this is a reliable 'go' to' coffee and lunch place. Try the tuna salad! For something more substan…
Adji
Adji
The cafe that's always busy and has a very nice ambiance. Located in front of the city library.
Simon
Simon
Coffee and nice place for breakfast, Next to the Library
3. Brunswick Library
3. Brunswick Library
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5 local reviews
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Closed now
(03) 9389 8600
LibraryEstablishment
Joanna
Lovely library - worth popping your head into to see the inside of the building which I think used to be a bal…
julie
Large library with internet service.
Julie
Large library with internet service.
3. Brunswick Library
3. Brunswick Library
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5 local reviews
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Closed now
(03) 9389 8600
Joanna
Joanna
Lovely library - worth popping your head into to see the inside of the building which I think used to be a ball room.
julie
julie
Large library with internet service.
Julie
Julie
Large library with internet service.
4. Melbourne Central Railway Station
4. Melbourne Central Railway Station
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45 local reviews
Melbourne Central Railway Station, Melbourne
Train stationEstablishment
Anna
If you're looking for the closest "shopping mall" everything is here. Clothes, food, cinema, and close to the …
Hadi
A City Loop Station. Located beneath Melbourne Central. Close to RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, a…
Y.Y.
Central hub station, connects to all other lines. Go anywhere you want in Melbourne
4. Melbourne Central Railway Station
4. Melbourne Central Railway Station
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45 local reviews
Melbourne Central Railway Station, Melbourne
Anna
Anna
If you're looking for the closest "shopping mall" everything is here. Clothes, food, cinema, and close to the National Library and China tow…
Hadi
Hadi
A City Loop Station. Located beneath Melbourne Central. Close to RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, and QV.
Y.Y.
Y.Y.
Central hub station, connects to all other lines. Go anywhere you want in Melbourne
5. University of Melbourne
5. University of Melbourne
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31 local reviews
Grattan St, Parkville
(03) 9035 5511
UniversityEstablishment
Stephanie
Most of the libraries are open to the public.
Parkville
Whether you are working here or not, the libraries are open to the public as well as many cafes and bars
Lisa
University of Melbourne is also easy to get to
5. University of Melbourne
5. University of Melbourne
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31 local reviews
Grattan St, Parkville
(03) 9035 5511
Stephanie
Stephanie
Most of the libraries are open to the public.
Parkville
Parkville
Whether you are working here or not, the libraries are open to the public as well as many cafes and bars
Lisa
Lisa
University of Melbourne is also easy to get to
6. Parkdale Library
6. Parkdale Library
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2 local reviews
96 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
Closed now
1300 135 668
LibraryEstablishment
Lisa
The library is around a 10 minute walk and offers free membership and Wi-Fi
Jo
Library within walking distance.
Lisa
The library is around a 10 minute walk and offers free membership and Wi-Fi
6. Parkdale Library
6. Parkdale Library
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2 local reviews
96 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
Closed now
1300 135 668
Lisa
Lisa
The library is around a 10 minute walk and offers free membership and Wi-Fi
Jo
Jo
Library within walking distance.
Lisa
Lisa
The library is around a 10 minute walk and offers free membership and Wi-Fi
7. Carlton Library
7. Carlton Library
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4 local reviews
667 Rathdowne St, Carlton N
Closed now
1300 695 427
LibraryEstablishment
Eleanor
The library is just around the corner and has printing facilities if you need to print tickets or anything lik…
Erin
All the things you'd usually expect from a local library, along with a local area reference section, work spac…
Gareth and the team
Great local library to work out of our just relax and read a book.
7. Carlton Library
7. Carlton Library
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4 local reviews
667 Rathdowne St, Carlton N
Closed now
1300 695 427
Eleanor
Eleanor
The library is just around the corner and has printing facilities if you need to print tickets or anything like that. You can join for free…
Erin
Erin
All the things you'd usually expect from a local library, along with a local area reference section, work spaces, photocopying and printing …
Gareth and the team
Gareth and the team
Great local library to work out of our just relax and read a book.
8. Asian Beer Cafe
8. Asian Beer Cafe
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11 local reviews
Asian Beer Cafe, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9079 2120
BarEstablishment
UrbanMinder
Extremely popular bar on Level 3 of Melbourne Central. $8 jugs at Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm. Great views of t…
June
Great views of the Queen Victoria library. $8 jugs during happy hour.
Gerald
Beers & cocktails on the balcony, watching life pass by below.
8. Asian Beer Cafe
8. Asian Beer Cafe
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11 local reviews
Asian Beer Cafe, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9079 2120
UrbanMinder
UrbanMinder
Extremely popular bar on Level 3 of Melbourne Central. $8 jugs at Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm. Great views of the Queen Victoria library.
June
June
Great views of the Queen Victoria library. $8 jugs during happy hour.
Gerald
Gerald
Beers & cocktails on the balcony, watching life pass by below.
9. The Moat
9. The Moat
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5 local reviews
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9094 7820
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
linette
A funky bar underneath the State Library so only a few blocks away. They serve a delicious pinot noir and warm…
hamesh
Hub for the writers groups and library upstairs. Get an upmarket meal in an underground cave. Perfect for a c…
Sam
Another local pub / restaurant
9. The Moat
9. The Moat
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5 local reviews
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9094 7820
linette
linette
A funky bar underneath the State Library so only a few blocks away. They serve a delicious pinot noir and warm herb olives. Mmmmm
hamesh
hamesh
Hub for the writers groups and library upstairs. Get an upmarket meal in an underground cave. Perfect for a candlelit dinner or quiet cup o…
Sam
Sam
Another local pub / restaurant
10. Library at The Dock
10. Library at The Dock
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5 local reviews
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
william
-Docklands library is not only a library offers books but also offers the following such as books in different…
Selena
Library at The Dock, one of our six public libraries and one of four community hubs in the City of Melbourne, …
Kate
New library for Docklands residence. Lots of new stuff. Good for kids.
10. Library at The Dock
10. Library at The Dock
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5 local reviews
william
william
-Docklands library is not only a library offers books but also offers the following such as books in different languages(Chinese), comics, P…
Selena
Selena
Library at The Dock, one of our six public libraries and one of four community hubs in the City of Melbourne, is the civic heart of Dockland…
Kate
Kate
New library for Docklands residence. Lots of new stuff. Good for kids.
11. Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
11. Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
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2 local reviews
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Robert
Melbourne City council Library, Children books, internet access
Rebecca
A beautiful old church which was converted to a modern library with a cafe which sells ethical coffee and raw …
Robert
Melbourne City council Library, Children books, internet access
11. Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
11. Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
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2 local reviews
Robert
Robert
Melbourne City council Library, Children books, internet access
Rebecca
Rebecca
A beautiful old church which was converted to a modern library with a cafe which sells ethical coffee and raw deserts.
Robert
Robert
Melbourne City council Library, Children books, internet access