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
Join Scott Whitaker, author of Railway Hotels of Australia for an informative and entertaining talk about the history of Railway Hotels in Victoria.
This talk will be of great interest to local historians, rail enthusiasts, researchers, genealogists and those interested in hotels and the past.
Presented as part of the 2017 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.> 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 collection 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 and 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