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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.).


  • People viewing Hearts of Gold Exhibition at Stanley Athenaeum
    EXHIBITION: Hearts of Gold

    (6 – 27 September, during library operating hours)

    This exhibition, curated by the Stanley Atheneaum explores the stories and achievements of women who settled and developed the high country community of Stanley in Northeast Victoria in the nineteenth century.

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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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Oct 17

Check out our new Blog

Instituting the Past: The inner mechanics of the PMI Victorian History Library (Blog)  We are very excited to launch our...
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