In celebration of Library & Information Week the staff at the PMI Victorian History Library have put together some questions relating to Australian history for an online trivia competition.
Put your knowledge to the test for your chance to win a prize. Up for grabs are 1 x 5 year PMI Victorian History Library Membership, 1 x Book Voucher and 1 x PMI Victorian History Library Goodie Bag.> read more
Come along on a fascinating journey into the lives and libraries of some noted Melbourne book collectors of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Image: Rodney D. Davidson AO, OBE, by Julie Keating, courtesy Australian Book Auctions> read more
Celebrate your family history this Library and Information Week.
Find out how you can get organised and save time and money when researching your family history.
Bookings are essential.> read more
We will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday on Monday 12 June 2017.
The Returns Chute will be open. Alternatively, you can renew your items online via the library catalogue.> read more
The PMI’s military collection covers everything to do with Australian involvement with war. We especially have wide ranging resources on both world wars and we have an in-depth collection of battalion and regiment histories. So whether you just want to read works of military history for interest, or whether you want to find out more about a battalion or even a war that an ancestor might have been involved with the PMI has you covered.
Image: Creator: Wright, Vic.; Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Source: (www.slv.vic.gov.au)> read more
We have a specialised and often fascinating fiction collection.
We actively collect Australian classics to ensure that they are kept as part of our Australian history collection. We also collect titles from the Stella Prize short list, the Miles Franklin longlist and the Victorian Premier’s Literary awards.
We see Australian literature as a key part of the history of Victoria and Australia. Additionally for lovers of mysteries we have a small Australian mystery collection.> read more
The PMI Library has more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria. We hold many titles that are unavailable elsewhere. It is the only lending collection of its kind in Australia that is available for loan to the general public.> read more