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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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    Ama-Zine Adventures in Remaking History (Midsumma Festival)
    7pm, Thursday 30 January 2019

    Make Zines to remake Melbourne’s LGBTQI+ history during this year’s Midsumma Festival!

    Learn about queer history in Melbourne. Bring your ephemera and/or photos and join us for this zine making workshop using stories, inspiration and assistance from staff, volunteers and the ALGA/PMI collections.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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