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The PMI Library is a community owned and run library specialising in the history of Victoria, Australia. 

We have over 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.

Joining is easy, affordable and open to all.

The PMI is also the home of special collections of the Mechanics’Institutes of Victoria, the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society and the AustralianRailway Historical Society (Vic.).


  • Collage of image of Greville Street over the years
    Exhibition: The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran

    Throughout August, we are hosting this free exhibition which accompanies award winning author/historian, Dr Judith Buckrich's new book.

    The book explores 180 years of life in the area from before European settlement to the present day.

    The exhibition is available for viewing form Monday 5 August, during library hours.

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Jan 18

Cato Square Construction/Road Closures

- Cato Square Construction/Road Closures - Construction on the Cato Square project in Prahran starts Monday 15 January 2018 and the...
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Jan 18

EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available

- EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available - We have some great news to bring in the New Year. ...
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Dec 17

Reflections on 2017

Reflections on 2017 As the year draws to a close and thoughts turn to summer, Boxing Day cricket and days...
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