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The Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter, supported by Gandel Philanthropy, is a free, purpose-built space for children aged up to 12 years (and their parents and carers) to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities.

The space spans two floors and features a two-storey children's castle: the top floor is designed for kids aged 8 to 12 years, and the lower level caters for younger children.

You'll also find reading nooks, a play space and a browsing collection of more than 4000 children's books, including Braille books and books in languages other than English.

Zoned areas have been designed to cater for children as they grow and develop, with specific areas and activities targeted towards babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, primary schoolers and pre-teens.

About the Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter
The Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter opened in December 2019 as part of the Library's Vision2020 redevelopment project.

Daily 10am–6pm

More information
Please see our comprehensive Visit Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter page for information about the wonderful features, programs and events in this space.

Kid-friendly Features
Open hours today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • 16 July 2024 10:20 am local time


State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

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