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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 Victorian Railway History Library

2020 Annual Report now available

The 2020 Annual Report is now available at the following link.

2020 AGM annual report

2020 AGM rescheduled

Our 2020 AGM has been rescheduled to Wednesday 16 June at 6.00pm and will be run as a Zoom meeting. The link is here

Following the AGM we will be running our Zoom trivia evening from 7.30pm using the same link for the AGM so there is no need for you to open another session. Further details will be provided soon.

Please RSVP to the AGM by calling 0432 012 118 or email

Updated papers are available from the links below

AGM notice of meeting

2019 AGM Minutes

AGM Committee nomination form

Thank you.



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    Opening hours, COVID safe

    We are open Tuesdays to Thursdays 9.30am to 4.30pm and Mondays for 'click and collect'. When you arrive at PMI please register at the front desk using Service Victoria's QR code app or we can register you. Hand sanitiser and wipes are placed on tables around the library for your use.

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Jun 21

COVID update – Friday 11 June 2021

COVID update The PMI will be reopening at 9.30am on Tuesday 15 June 2021. Please note that masks must be...
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Jun 21

COVID update

In line with updated greater metropolitan Melbourne restrictions the PMI will be closed until the updated restrictions are lifted. During...
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May 21

COVID update

Following the announcement of the seven day circuit breaker lockdown by the State Government today the PMI will close at...
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