The Library is currently staffed by a Librarian, David Studham, and a team that consists of three professionally accredited staff, an administrative and research assistant, and 15 Library volunteers each with a specialist sporting interest.
The MCC Library provides a collection of library materials for a range of users. Clients include MCC members, staff, academics, journalists, historians, students, tour groups and members of the MCG community.
As a reference library it does not loan its holdings. However, it is open to the public for research by appointment.
The strengths of the collection are in cricket, Australian Rules football, Olympic Games, tennis, golf, and 19th and early 20th century Melbourne newspapers – specifically the Australasian, Melbourne Punch and Melbourne Leader. There are substantial holdings in a number of other sports ranging from archery and athletics through to wrestling and yachting.
The cricket collection consists mainly of biographies, histories of clubs and competitions, and statistical material. There is a large collection of rare books, some dating from the 1600s, some in mint condition, others watermarked and annotated by previous owners.
News Photos (Herald and Weekly Times)
Toll free: 1300 301 705
Getty Images Australia
Free service line: 1800 500 141
Sport the Library
Ph: 03 9646 9050
National Film and Sound Archive
Ph: 03 8646 4300
State Library of Victoria
Ph: 03 8664 7000
National Library of Australia
Ph: 02 6262 1111
The National Archives of Australia
Public Record Office Victoria
Tel: (03) 9348 5600
Research services and information
Professional Historians Association (Vic) Inc.
Phone: (all hours): 03 9348 9188
Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Consultants and suppliers register
Phone: 02 3215 0820
National Sport Information Centre
Phone: +61 2 6214 1369
Fax: +61 2 6214 1681
Australian Society for Sports History
Email (Secretary): firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Phone: 03 9326 9288
Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Official website of the Olympic Movement