The Melbourne Athenaeum Library will be closed from Friday May 5 for the installation of new shelving and will reopen on Tuesday May 9.

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 Foyer
  • An Historic Institution
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


 

  • Historic Items Display in 2006
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Hall circa 1920
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1918
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1876

Library History


 

  • Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2015
  • International TableTop Day 2016
  • Artist Kyoko Imazu
  • Author Graeme Base at Hands In Print 2015

Event Photos