General Fiction

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Crime Fiction

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Non-Fiction

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Other Genres

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eBooks

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Inventi Ensemble

BOOKED OUT

Finally - the library's music performances are back. Inventi Ensemble will entertain library members and guests with its 1001 Nights program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade on Friday 14th May from 6pm.

The event is free for members and guests pay just $10. Bookings are essential, either by calling 9650 3100 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Overdue Books

The library has returned to full opening hours and services. If you still have library books that you borrowed in 2020 it is now easier than ever to return them.

Other members may be waiting to read overdue books so please pay us a visit and swap them for some new reads.

Archimedes War by Melissa Reeves

A work by the library's playwright-in-residence, Melissa Reeves, and directed by Susie Dee, will be staged in June as part of the Darebin Speakeasy, a year-round contemporary performing arts program.

Archimedes War is a dark comedy exploring the frightening depersonalisation of modern warfare, where waging war can look like a video game and playing video games has real-life consequences.

Performances are from June 9-19 at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and bookings can be made through darebinarts.com.au

Become a Member

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library has been part of Melbourne’s cultural fabric since 1839 and offers a safe, welcoming space in the heart of the city. We offer Victoria’s finest crime fiction and biography collections, as well as the latest in books, magazines, DVDs, eBooks and audio books in a relaxing atmosphere. Members’ benefits include regular music performances, a variety of engaging talks, book and screen clubs and free wifi – for a modest yearly subscription of $99 ($89 concession). To join this wonderful institution, click here.