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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 Victorian Railway History Library

2020 PMI Annual General Meeting

The 2020 PMI AGM will be held on Wednesday 26 May 2021 commencing at 6.00pm at PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St Edmonds Road in Prahran VIC 3181.

Click on the links below to access the notice of meeting, 2019 AGM minutes and PMI Committee nomination form.

2020 AGM notice of meeting

PMI Committee nomination form

2019 AGM Minutes

Re-opening of the PMI kitchen

From the week beginning Monday 12 April 2021 the PMI kitchen facilities will be reopened.

There will be a few minor changes given current COVID-19 safe working protocols which include:
- at the start of each days crockery will be placed on the benchtop in the kitchen for your convenience. Please do not take any crockery etc from the cupboards or drawers.
- once you have finished with it please place it in the dishwasher and use the hand sanitiser provided.
- at the end of the day the dishwasher will be run.
- you are most welcome to bring your own cup with you on your visit if you prefer.

Thank you.


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    Due to Stage 4 restrictions we are currently closed to our members, associated groups and the general community. We are operating a virtual library service. Please contact us at or 0432 012 118 for further details.

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