The Library

Throughout its life, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library on Level 1 has provided Melburnians with access to a hand-picked collection of books and reading material. Today, the library holds a 30,000-strong collection and hosts regular events, talks, book clubs and a screen club. It provides a warn, inviting reading room to relax in the heart of the city, and payment of an annual subscription allows you to become part of this extraordinary institution, part of Melbourne's history.

 


 

  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • The Athenaeum Building 2015

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


 

  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970
  • Collins Street in 1900
  • Paul Keating and Malcolm Fraser 2009
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations in 2005

Library History


 

  • Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2016
  • Nite Art 2015
  • Historic Items at the Library’s 175th Birthday
  • Barking Spider Theatre

Event Photos