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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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May 19

Update: Annual General Meeting and Sandringham Train Line

Notice of Motion Passed - Annual General Meeting On Thursday 16 May 2019, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the...
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May 19

Annual General Meeting

AGM - Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm. We request that members arrive at 6:30pm, the meeting will commence promptly at...
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May 19

It’s Our Birthday!

Today the PMI turns 165. On the first of May 1854 a meeting was held in Prahran,  the rules for...
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