The library will close at 4pm on Friday December 13 for renovations over the holiday period.
It will not reopen until late January. More details will be sent to members as they are confirmed.



  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • Book Clubs
  • An Historic Institution

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


  • The Building’s Exterior in 1857
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1962
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1876
  • Athenaeum Art Gallery circa 1970

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Nite Art 2015
  • Author Graeme Base at Hands In Print 2015
  • Speaker Richard Overell at the Library in 2015

Event Photos