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.



  • Book Clubs
  • A Welcoming Place to Read or Write
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1957
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1970
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Hall circa 1920
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Artist in Residence
  • Musical Interludes in the Library

Event Photos