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.



  • Browsing the Shelves
  • The Historic Melbourne Athenaeum Lift
  • An Historic Cultural Institution
  • The Circulation Desk

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1918

Building History


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

Event Photos