Elegant oak timber communal desk for 6+ | State Library Victoria

When asked to name their favourite space in the State Library, most visitors nominate the glorious La Trobe Reading Room.

Opened in 1913, the magnificent octagonal reading room is six storeys high and can house 32,000 books and 320 readers at its desks.

When it was built, the enormous reinforced-concrete structure was the largest in the world. Known as the Domed Reading Room until it was refurbished and reopened in 2003, the building is an architectural feat.

The upper galleries were originally serviced by spiral metal staircases, which can still be seen in the corners of the room.

The reading room is a quiet space for work, with radiating reading desks featuring their trademark green glass lightshades and original silky oak chairs.

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Description of the space: Magnificent and elegant octagonal reading room is six storey high with an elegant timber communal desks for 6+
Free WiFi
Power access
Bike racks
Complimentary filtered water
Complimentary sparkling water
Complimentary tea
Complimentary coffee
Disability access
Ergonomic seat
Free parking
Menu drinks
Menu food
Ocean view
Pet friendly
Phone chargers
Printing facilities
Private meeting rooms available
Quiet place
Scan/copy facilities
Video conferencing
No. Persons:
1 person space
2 person space
3 - 4 person space
5 - 6 person space
7 - 8 person space
9 - 10 person space
Small Groups (10 - 15)
Medium Groups (15 - 20)
Large Groups (20 - 25)
Extra Large Groups (25+)
Trading hours: 10am - 9pm
Address: 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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