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

11

May 19

Annual General Meeting

AGM - Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm. We request that members arrive at 6:30pm, the meeting will commence promptly at...
Read More
Image of streamers and confetti

1

May 19

It’s Our Birthday!

Today the PMI turns 165. On the first of May 1854 a meeting was held in Prahran,  the rules for...
Read More

30

Apr 19

Reminder: RSVP Annual General Meeting

The PMI Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm.  We request that members arrive...
Read More