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Lift now back in service

Written on November 26, 2020 at 4:57 am, by

Our lift has now finally been repaired and back in service. An interesting article regarding earlier lifts in Melbourne can be found here

Lift out of order

Written on November 17, 2020 at 4:26 pm, by

Please note our lift is not working from Tuesday 17 November until at least Thursday 19 November. Shotton Lifts which service and maintain our lift will be on site Thursday 19 November to undertake repairs.

Reopening on 10 November

Written on November 6, 2020 at 10:31 am, by

We are pleased to announce that the PMI will be reopening on Tuesday 10 November 2020 from 10.00am. Our opening hours will be for the foreseeable future Tuesdays to Thursdays 10.00am to 4.00pm. We are still offering our ‘click and collect’ service when we are open. In accordance with DHHS directives we have developed aContinue Reading

Children’s Week Short Story Competition

Written on October 28, 2020 at 4:17 pm, by

We have been very fortunate to have successfully applied for funding from the Victorian Department of Education to fully support the 2020 Children’s Week Short Story Competition. The PMI Victorian History Library will be hosting a free online creative writing competition for children ages 4-12. To enter please: Type up a short story told toContinue Reading

‘Click and collect’ at PMI

Written on October 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm, by

Each Wednesday we are offering a ‘click and collect’ service at PMI between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Please contact us on 0432 012 118 or 9510 3393 (Wednesdays only) to discuss your requirements and to book a time to collect your items.

Ephemera Zoom Roadshow, Wednesday 30 September at 7.30pm

Written on September 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm, by

Join us on Wednesday 30 September at 7.30pm for our ‘Ephemera Roadshow’. Bring along an item of interest for ‘show and tell’ via Zoom. Further details and bookings are here at For further details please contact us on 0432 012 118.

Our ‘virtual’ library service

Written on September 18, 2020 at 8:19 am, by

Our ‘virtual’ library service keeps you connected to as much of our resources as possible. This includes provision of electronic copies of journals, reports, directories and a limited number of e-books. We can also scan contents pages, indexes, chapters and in some cases the entire book (depending on copyright) and email them to you orContinue Reading

September events: Zooming into ‘Click and collect’ and more…

Written on September 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm, by

We are very excited to be returning to ‘Click and collect’ and to be continuing with our online events using Zoom. We thought it a great time for a casual session introducing or refreshing your knowledge of how to use the features of Zoom and the PMI library website to reserve items to click andContinue Reading

‘Click and Collect’ now available at PMI

Written on September 16, 2020 at 3:18 pm, by

We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 16 September 2020 a ‘click and collect’ service will operate each Wednesday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Please contact us for further information.

2018 Short Story Competition: Winner Announced

Written on June 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm, by

 2018 Short Story Competition: Flash Fiction – Winner Announced We are pleased to announce the winner of our inaugural 2018 Library and Information Week Short Story Competition. The staff and committee of the PMI Victorian History Library would like to congratulate Hannah van Didden on her successful entry Between Shelves. Judge and author Eliza HenryContinue Reading