2006 Forum library tours

The 2006 Library tour was held on Thursday 2 November, starting at 12.30 pm and finishing in time for the Welcome Reception at the University of Melbourne Club, University House.

Tour members were provided with a voucher for coffee and cake redeemable from the State Library of Victoria’s Mr Tulk Café, which is accessible from La Trobe Street and from the Library's front foyer and because the venues are all very close in and near the city, tour members were also provided with a free all day tram ticket, and a map showing where to get off to visit each of the libraries.

Tour: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, city Library, RMIT Library, State Library of Victoria Map

Due to the number of registrations for the library tours, there will be two groups. If you registered for the library tours, you will be notified of your group at least one week prior to the tours.

12:30 – 1:15 pm
Group 1: Coffee and cake at Mr Tolk
Group 2: RMIT University, City Campus, Swanston Street
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Group 1: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square
Group 2: City Library, Flinders Lane
1:35 – 2:20 pm
Group 2: City Library, Flinders Lane
Group 1: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square
2.40 – 3.15 pm
Group 1: RMIT University, City Campus, Swanston Street
Group 2: Coffee and cake at Mr Tolk
3:20 – 4:00 pm
Group 1: Coffee and cake at Mr Tolk
Group 2: RMIT University, City Campus, Swanston Street
4:00 – 5:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, Main Foyer, Swanston Street

About the Libraries

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

ACMIis the place to find out everything about the moving image.  You will visit its Eyes, Lies and Illusions exhibition, which explores the ancestry of the moving image through an astonishing collection of rare optical media and artworks from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

City Library

The City Library is a very new library in a very old building. The remarkable makeover saw an historic 19th century warehouse building transformed into a dynamic, welcoming environment.  In 2005 City Library won the Living City category of the annual Melbourne Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement in community development and business excellence.

RMIT University

RMIT University offers more than 200 TAFE and higher educational programs across a broad range of fields, in a number of locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as overseas. You will visit the RMIT Swanston Library at the City Campus, which has recently updated student areas, incorporating modular furniture, over 200 PCs, wireless network, LCD displays, and collaborative learning spaces.

State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is one of Australia's oldest cultural institutions. It is the major reference and research library in Victoria, responsible for collecting and preserving Victoria's documentary heritage and making it available through a range of services and programs. Delegates will tour recently renovated historic buildings, glimpse treasures and hear about slv21, the strategic vision that will result in increased online services and digital access to collections, and an expanded gateway to the global information world.