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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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    Volunteer & Member Christmas Afternoon Tea

    Our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea is on at 2pm on Saturday 7 December. Don't forget to RSVP so we can ensure to cater appropriately.

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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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