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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.).

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    Volunteer & Member Christmas Afternoon Tea

    Our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea is on at 2pm on Saturday 7 December. Don't forget to RSVP so we can ensure to cater appropriately.

Latest News


Dec 19

Summer Holiday Closure

Library closure over December/January. We will be closing for 3 weeks during the Summer holiday period. The library will close...
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Oct 19

High Street Road Closure

High Street Road Closure High Street is currently closed between Punt Road and Williams Road due to tram works until...
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Sep 19

New Website Coming Soon!

New Website Coming Soon! We are very excited to announce that we have been successful in obtaining two grants from...
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