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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.).

Temporary Library Closure

Until further notice we will be closed to our members and the general public.

However, we will still be working on-site at this stage and if you require any material scanned and emailed or other 'Ask a Librarian' reference and research services, please contact us. All material currently on loan has been extended to 1 May 2020.


 

  • Until further notice we will be closed to our members and the general public. We will be offering a 'virtual' library service during this time. Please contact us 9510 3393, mobile 0432 012 118 or email library@pmi.net.au

Latest News

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May 19

Update: Annual General Meeting and Sandringham Train Line

Notice of Motion Passed - Annual General Meeting On Thursday 16 May 2019, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the...
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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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