Season's Greetings.
The Melbourne Athenaeum Library will close for the holidays at 4:00pm Friday December 21 and will reopen on Monday January 14.
Although no books will be due back during this period the returns box will be available when the building is open.
We wish all our members a safe and relaxing holiday.

Events Calendar

Marcus Clarke Lecture: Robyn Annear
Friday 19 October 2018, 06:00pm - 07:00pm

Author, history expert and curator Robyn Annear will explore Melbourne's market history when she delivers the Melbourne Athenaeum Library's 2018 Marcus Clarke Lecture.

Robyn is the author of five history books, including Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne and A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne. As a curator, Robyn has explored aspects of Melbourne and Victorian history in exhibitions at the State Library of Victoria and the City Gallery.

Her podcast, Nothing on TV, presents stories from historical newspapers and she's currently working on a book tracing the history of all things second-hand.

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library's annual Marcus Clarke Lecture was launched in 2015 as part of the library's 175th birthday celebrations. The lectures are designed to generate conversations and were named after Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, who made a vibrant contribution to the activities of the Athenaeum.

The lecture, at 6pm, is free but RSVPs are required, by phoning 9650 3100 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.