The library will be closed from 6pm Thursday December 22 until 10am Wednesday January 11 for the holidays.
Ebooks will still be available from our OverDrive and Libby platforms during this period.
We wish you a very merry festive season and a happy new year.



  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • A Quiet Nook
  • Archives Display

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Melbourne Athenaeum Hall circa 1920
  • Building Exterior 1876
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1918

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Scarlet Stilettos
  • Author Panel

Event Photos