The library will be closed on Thursday January 26 for the public holiday.
The library will be open regular hours on Wednesday 25 and Friday 27 January.



  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift
  • Archives Display
  • The Circulation Desk

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Building Exterior 1939
  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Building Exterior 1876

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Marcus Clarke Lecture
  • Scarlet Stilettos
  • Musical Interludes in the Library

Event Photos