The library is open regular hours Tuesdays to Saturdays. Currently book and screen clubs continue to operate by Zoom.
Please contact the library for additional information during this transitional period.



  • Archives Display
  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • The Circulation Desk

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1918
  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970

Building History


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

Event Photos