The MCC Library contains one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of sporting books and ephemera in the world.Founded in 1873, it is a major repository for information on sport and sports history, and forms a cornerstone of the club’s commitment to heritage.
HISTORY OF THE MCC LIBRARY
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VISITING THE MCC LIBRARY
The MCC Library is a facility for reference and research.
The MCC Library is open to members between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
MCC members can also access the MCC Library on event days.
CONTACT THE MCC LIBRARY
Phone: (03) 9657 8876
Social media: Find @MelbCCLibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
MCC Library 150On Wednesday September 6, 2023 the MCC Library celebrated its 150th birthday.
Beginning with a donation of 13 volumes of the Australasian newspaper in 1873, the MCC Library has grown to over one million items encompassing 119 different sports..
To celebrate the Library's 150th birthday, our Librarians have selected 150 treasures of the collection, which will be highlighted over the next 12 months.
Click here to view the first eight treasures.
Collection and catalogueCovering sports played by the MCC and at the MCG, the collection’s strengths are cricket, Australian football and the Olympic Games, with substantial holdings in a number of other sports.
The primary collecting focus is on historical and biographical works. As a reference library it does not lend collection items.
View the MCC Library catalogue
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Basic user guide
Advanced search user guide
Research servicesThe MCC librarian is ably assisted by a team of professional staff. Specialist volunteers assist with research projects and information provision.
Find out more about the Library's research services including requesting collection access.