The library will be closed on Monday June 13 for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. The library will be open regular hours on Saturday Jun 11.



  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • Book Clubs

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • 1940 Brochure
  • Building Exterior 1939
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1957
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970

Building History


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

Event Photos