The library will be closed from 6pm Thursday December 22 until 10am Wednesday January 11 for the holidays.
Ebooks will still be available from our OverDrive and Libby platforms during this period.
We wish you a very merry festive season and a happy new year.



  • Browsing the Shelves
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • Archives Display

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • Building Exterior 1876
  • 1940 Brochure
  • Building Exterior 1939

Building History


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

Event Photos