Beyond the Bookshelves: Seniors Week Tour

Thursday 02 November 2017 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Beyond the Bookshelves: Seniors Week Tours - Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November, 10am to 11am

In these special one hour tours, seniors are invited to step beyond the bookshelves into the fascinating world behind the scenes at the State Library.

Take a walk through the archive stacks and discover some of the wonders of the Library’s heritage collection; from the smallest book in the Library to the largest (and a few choice items in between). Learn about conservation, restoration and preservation processes, and discover how oddly shaped and unique items are boxed and stored.

The tour will conclude in the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room where a selection of custom collection items will be arranged for viewing

Patrons will also receive a discount on morning tea at First Edition Cafe.

To register for a tour call 9427 3111

Please note these are walking tours, participants must be able bodied and are advised to wear flat, comfortable footwear for the tour.