The library is closed but is operating a limited click and collect service in line with the current lockdown conditions. eBooks continue to be available through OverDrive during this period.
Please disregard any automated emails you receive regarding outstanding loans.

New General Fiction

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New Crime Fiction

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New Non-Fiction

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New Other Genres

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New eBooks on OverDrive

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Become a Member

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library has been part of Melbourne’s cultural fabric since 1839 and offers a safe, welcoming space in the heart of the city. We offer Victoria’s finest crime fiction and biography collections, as well as the latest in books, magazines, DVDs, eBooks and audio books in a relaxing atmosphere. Members’ benefits include regular music performances, a variety of engaging talks, book and screen clubs and free wifi – for a modest yearly subscription of $99 ($89 concession). To join this wonderful institution, click here.