The Melbourne Athenaeum will be closed on Tuesday November 7 for the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
We will be open regular hours on Monday November 6 and Wednesday November 8.
The library is open six days per week, and late on Wednesdays. Athenaeum members and visitors enjoy the historic atmosphere and quiet haven in a bustling city.
Members can borrow quality new releases and classics and one of Victoria's best collections of crime fiction and biography, up to 30 items at a time.
Or meet like-minded members in one of the Athenaeum's book and screen clubs.
Visitors are welcome to attend our diverse range of events held in the library space, including music performances, talks, and play readings, or to come in to look around or browse - our staff and volunteers are happy to help with any questions you may have about the institution and its history.
You need to be a member to use the Library and Reading Room for an extended period.
Mon/Tues/Thurs 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm