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.



  • An Historic Institution
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Library Photos by Peter Ittack


  • Collins Street in 1900
  • The Building’s Exterior in 1939
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club in 1924
  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1913

Building History


  • Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2015
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Author Kerry Greenwood at Hands In Print 2015
  • Speaker Richard Overell at the Library in 2015

Event Photos