The library will operate limited hours during January 2021, we will be open 10:00-6:00 Thursdays, 10:00-4:00 Fridays, and 10:00-2:00 Saturdays.
For more information please call or email the library.



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

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club 1924
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Art Gallery circa 1920

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Scarlet Stilettos
  • Marcus Clarke Lecture

Event Photos