The library will be closed on Monday June 13 for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. The library will be open regular hours on Saturday Jun 11.



  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • The Circulation Desk
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • 1940 Brochure
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005

Building History


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

Event Photos