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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

Entrance blocked – PMI Victorian History Library

Written on June 25, 2018 at 9:05 am, by

Entrance blocked – PMI Victorian History Library UPDATE 26 June: Access to the entrance is now free of obstruction. If you are visiting the PMI Victorian History Library today, please be aware that our front door entrance area has been blocked by an abandoned vehicle. We have left the garage roller door open as anContinue Reading

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Written on April 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm, by

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute. 1.00pm, Saturday 12 May 2018 AGENDA Apologies. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM held on 25 May 2017 Matters arising from previous Annual General Meeting. Correspondence. President’s report. Secretary Librarian’s report. Treasurer’s Report. Election of two committee members Appointment of auditor. The AGM will be followed at 2.00pmContinue Reading

Important Carpet Update: Extended Closure

Written on April 4, 2018 at 2:21 pm, by

  Due to unforeseen issues with the restretching and repair of the carpet, there has been a delay with moving the library and offices back to normal. The PMI Library will now reopen on Tuesday 10 April 2018.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Volunteer News

Written on February 17, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Volunteer News One of our dedicated volunteers, John, turned 80 a couple of weeks ago and still came in on his birthday to volunteer. We thought that was worth a cake! John has been a volunteer at the PMI since 2013 helping to cover our books. Thanks for your help John, we hope you hadContinue Reading