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 Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • An Historic Institution
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


  • The New Melbourne Athenaeum Hall in 1872
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1876
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1857
  • 1940 Brochure

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Marcus Clarke Lecture 2016
  • Nite Art 2014
  • Anne Kucera 2016

Event Photos