Skip to Content

Welcome

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 EXTENDED: Hearts of Gold

    Now running until the end of November (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.

Latest News

2

May 17

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting In accordance with Section 5 of the Rules of the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute and...
Read More

20

Feb 17

W.H. Blakeley Book Launch

W.H. Blakeley Book Launch The PMI Library staff attended the book launch of W.H. Blakeley: pioneer saw maker, farmer &​...
Read More

17

Feb 17

Volunteer News

Volunteer News One of our dedicated volunteers, John, turned 80 a couple of weeks ago and still came in on...
Read More
1 11 12 13