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Benefits of Membership

As a PMI member you can:

  • Borrow items from the Victorian History Library.
  • Public access computers for historical and genealogical research, including Ancestry Library Edition.
  • Free wifi
  • Digital and microfiche resources for use within the library
  • Enjoy free tea, coffee and hot chocolate in our tea room.
  • Bimonthly Newsletter and monthly Recent Additions List.
  • Buy second hand history books from our book sales, and receive a 10% discount on all new books available.
  • Members-only book covering service
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning available
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting a not-for-profit, community organisation and one of the oldest libraries in Victoria

You can join online here.

Loan Information

  • Standard loan period of 3 weeks – inter library loan period of 6 weeks
  • New members may borrow 3 items at a time for the first 6 months
  • Free and unlimited reservations and renewals, unless an item is reserved by another borrower
  • After hours return chute
  • Overdue items attract a fine of 30c per item per week.
  • Staff assisted reference service
  • We provide interlibrary loans to any library within Australia
  • Reserve and renew items and view loans record online