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.



  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • Browsing the Shelves
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club 1924
  • Building Exterior 1939
  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1957

Building History


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

Event Photos