The PMI Library will close at 11:30am on Friday 15 December for a staff function.
The library will resume normal business hours on Monday 18 December. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The PMI Library will be closed during the Christmas/New Year holiday period:
CLOSED: 4:30pm Friday 22 December 2017
REOPEN: 9:30am on Monday 8 January 2018
You will still be able to access our website and renew your items online during this time. The book return chute will also be open.
The PMI staff and committee would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
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