The library is open regular hours Tuesdays to Saturdays. Currently book and screen clubs continue to operate by Zoom.
Please contact the library for additional information during this transitional period.



  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • Browsing the Shelves
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • 1940 Brochure
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club 1924

Building History


  • Artist in Residence
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Artist in Residence

Event Photos