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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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    Melbourne Tartan Festival 2019
    We are running two events to help celebrate the Melbourne Tartan Festival. Dr James Donaldson will be giving a talk on the decline of the Gaelic language and running a workshop on Scottish family history.

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Jan 18

EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available

- EFTPOS and Credit Card payments now available - We have some great news to bring in the New Year. ...
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Dec 17

Reflections on 2017

Reflections on 2017 As the year draws to a close and thoughts turn to summer, Boxing Day cricket and days...
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Oct 17

Prahran’s History on Display: Cato Street Archaeological Dig

Prahran's History on Display: Cato Street Archaeological Dig Earlier this year the Cato Street carpark in Prahran was the site...
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