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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 Victorian Railway History Library

The PMI under Stage 4

We are currently closed to our members and the general community. We are, however, running a click and collect service on Wednesdays between 10 am and 4 pm. We look forward to reopening once restrictions allow.

Please contact for further information as to how we can help you during this time.

 


 

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    Due to Stage 4 restrictions we are currently closed to our members, associated groups and the general community. We are operating a virtual library service. Please contact us at library@pmi.net.au or 0432 012 118 for further details.

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