The library will operate limited hours during January 2021, we will be open 10:00-6:00 Thursdays, 10:00-4:00 Fridays, and 10:00-2:00 Saturdays.
For more information please call or email the library.

New eBooks

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Popular eBooks

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Different eBooks

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Non-Fiction eBooks

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We're Hiring

With Tom's departure in November 2020, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library is keen to emulate his excellent service by employing a responsible, friendly, and helpful all-rounder as our new:

Library & Administration Coordinator
Working collaboratively with the library's staff and volunteers, the Library and Administration Coordinator provides excellent service and support to the library's 700 members. The role is responsible for the technical, IT, and administrative support for staff and volunteers. This role is the 'public face' of the library, assisting the team to deliver an exceptional library service as well as a range of music, author, and other cultural collaborations.

This full-time position is a great entry point to an arts or library career for a graduate or emerging arts administrator who is keen to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience within Melbourne's oldest cultural organisation. The position description can be viewed HERE, and candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their experience against the position responsibilities.

For more information, please contact Business Manager Sue Westwood by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

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.