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  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1918
  • Building Exterior 1939
  • Art Gallery circa 1920

Building History


  • Marcus Clarke Lecture
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Artist in Residence
  • Musical Interludes in the Library

Event Photos