Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Melbourne

4.3
The Athenaeum Library is a subscription-based oasis offering more than 30,000 volumes of biography, science fiction, fantasy, history, current best sellers, journals and popular magazines, detective fiction and classics.

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  • This is in the Athenaeum Theatre building. It is Victoria's oldest subscription library, operating since 1839. It was established as Melbourne's first mechanics institute. As all other libraries it...  more »
  • This newly renovated state library contains history of Victoria unlike the museum and similar attractions. Did the tour of rare books with a lovely volunteer tour guide. The interior has been...  more »
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  • Beautiful library. However, I was sitting down to fill out the membership form when a librarian approached to tell me that only members were allowed to use the tables (after complaining to another man about the Chinese influx). Lost a member-to-be that day!
  • High ceilings, heaps of books, quiet place to rest in the city, members subscription library, can make tea n coffee yourself, people know you after a while. There is a community around this library and the people who use it. It's unusual in that it is run by membership subscription, ie: a yearly fee. I like it for its personal touch , its community feel,and the quietness in the center of the downtown area.

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