The library is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays for a 'browse and borrow' service. 'Click and collect' is also available during opening hours.
The library will close at 4pm Friday December 17 for the holiday period and will reopen on Wednesday January 12 at 10am.



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

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • 1940 Brochure
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club 1924
  • Building Exterior 1876

Building History


  • Marcus Clarke Lecture
  • Artist in Residence
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Musical Interludes in the Library

Event Photos