There are three two-hour disability-permit parking spaces in La Trobe Street, outside Mr Tulk.

There are two two-hour disability-permit parking spaces in Little Lonsdale Street, between Swanston and Russell streets (outside the Wheeler Centre).


Swanston Street Welcome Zone: use the ramp at La Trobe Street, near the corner of Swanston Street.
Russell Street Welcome Zone: use Entry 5 via La Trobe Street, near the corner of Russell Street.
Conference Centre and State Library Victoria Theatrette: access via Entry 3 on La Trobe Street.
Cafes: visit our pop-up cafe via Entry 5, La Trobe Street. Enter Mr Tulk via the ramp at La Trobe Street, Entry 2.


A courtesy wheelchair is available for visitors attending Library events and exhibitions. Please note that we are unable to provide staff to push wheelchairs. To book or make further inquiries, contact the Access and Inclusion Librarian on 8664 7005 or email


Lifts provide access to the Gateway Zone and Cowen Gallery, The Ian Potter Queen's Hall, Dome Galleries, Redmond Barry Reading Room (except the mezzanine – please ask staff for assistance), La Trobe Reading Room and Heritage Collections Reading Room.

To see the layout of the Library, download a map in the 'More to explore' section at the bottom of this page.


There are separate male and female accessible toilets in these Library spaces:

  • Hansen Hall, just near the entrance to Mr Tulk, in the Swanston Street Welcome Zone on Level 2 (ground floor)

  • Gateway, Level 2 (ground floor), adjacent to the lifts

  • Russell Street Welcome Zone, via Entry 5 on La Trobe Street

  • The Ian Potter Queen's Hall

  • The Children's Quarter, Level 2 (ground floor), has joint facilities for carers and children.