MCC Library

The MCC Library is one of the most comprehensive and interesting collections of sporting books 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.

The Library is a facility for reference and research. Click here to read more about the Library's history.

Temporary Closure

All those at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), are thinking of and share concerns for the wider community in the face of the evolving global COVID-19 pandemic.  

In light of the recent advice from the Government and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the MCC will be temporarily suspending operation of the MCC Library.

This decision was not made lightly, however the health and safety of our staff, our many valued volunteers and all members of the public who visit these spaces is our highest priority. 

The Club is mindful of the serious nature of COVID-19 and is committed to taking all necessary steps to minimise the threat to public health going forward.

The MCC will provide updates regarding the closure via our website, mcc.org.au. 

For up-to-date health information, please visit the Department of Health and Human Service’s COVID-19 information hub.

Collection and catalogue

Covering 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 Library catalogue
Register to request items in advance of your visit.
Basic user guide
Advanced search user guide 

Contacts

Phone: (03) 9657 8876 or email library@mcc.org.au.
Social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Look for our username @melbcclibrary and tag us with #melbcclibrary

Research services

The 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.

Publications

The staff and volunteers produce fact sheets for each event at the MCG. These can be found on each event details page in the week of the event, here.  

Three times a year, the Library publishes The Yorker, a journal that features articles about sporting history and heritage plus contemporary book reviews. It may be purchased in the Library and also by subscription.