The library will reopen from Wednesday 10th June with a limited service for members. We will continue to keep members updated with details.
eBooks continue to be available at all times, and more information about accessing them can be found on our catalogue.



  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift
  • An Historic Institution
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • Book Clubs

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


  • Historic Card Catalogue
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1857
  • The New Melbourne Athenaeum Hall in 1872
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1939

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Speaker Richard Overell at the Library in 2015
  • Anne Kucera 2016
  • Judy Horacek 2017

Event Photos