The Melbourne Athenaeum Library will be closed Friday September 28 for the Grand Final Eve public holiday.
The library will be open regular hours Saturday September 29.



  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


  • Athenaeum Art Gallery circa 1970
  • Paul Keating and Malcolm Fraser 2009
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations in 2005
  • Historic Card Catalogue

Building History


  • Author Graeme Base at Hands In Print 2015
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Author Kerry Greenwood at Hands In Print 2015
  • 175th Birthday Cake

Event Photos