From Tuesday 15 June, the library will be open on Tuesdays (10am-6pm), Wednesdays (10am-8pm) and Thursdays (10am-6pm) until further notice.
We hope to see you in the library soon.



  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970
  • Building Exterior 1939
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • 1940 Brochure

Building History


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

Event Photos