The PMI Library will be closed for the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday on Friday 29 September 2017.
The Returns Chute will be open. Alternatively, you can renew your items online via the library catalogue.
(Image: The National football game for 2, 3, or 4 players [game]. courtesy of State Library Victoria (www.slv.vic.gov.au) Creator: Melbourne : National Game Co.)
Come along to a free public lecture from Dr Michelle Negus Cleary about her team’s findings and learnings from the Cato Street archaeological dig at 7PM on Thursday 19 October.
Artefacts will be on display at the PMI Victorian History Library from Thursday 19 October until Friday 3 November 2017.> read more
Our politics and government resources are expanding and cover a true span of Australian political history. They range from modern political biographies and discussions on the 2016 election, to colonial politics in the 18th century.
These resources can add a macro dimension to a micro project and can just be fascinating reading in their own right.> read more
Our oral history collection is small, but deep. It ranges through everything from blacksmithing in Prahran, to the history of 19th century buildings in Melbourne, to personal stories from around Melbourne and Victoria.
These resources can give an intimate level of knowledge to your research project that would be impossible to find elsewhere. The oral history resources can be found on the library computers under audio recordings> read more
The PMI is an essential hub for family history research. As well as more general resources, such as the library subscription to Ancestry.com, we hold much more specific and unique resources that are vital to family history research.
Resources such as: town history, historical society periodicals, family histories, how to genealogy books, databases, indexes, gazettes and directories. These sorts of resources are invaluable for both the macro and the micro view of family history.> 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