The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

State Library of Victoria

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The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries and historical objects of prominent Australians, and the folios of Captain James Cook.

Among the many historical objects in the State Library of Victoria the following are some of the highlights:

To help you better appreciate the State Library of Victoria, the following guides will be helpful:

  • Historical Objects of the State Library of Victoria


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       The State Library of Victoria
  • Established:             1854
  • Collection:                2 million monographs, newspapers and serials
  • Location:                  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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