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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  • Located in a great part of Collins Street is this old school members only library that is an oasis of calm in the bustling city  more »
  • The Atheneum Libray has been around for probably a century. It is something of an institution in Melbourne. If you cannot manage the stairs the ride up in the rickety old lift is well worth it. Once y...  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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