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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.).


  • 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.

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Mar 19

2019 Flash Fiction Competition Open

Our 2019 Flash Fiction Competition is open and this time we have two categories. After the huge response to our...
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Feb 19

Media Release: The PMI Victorian History Library Gets Mobile with New Outreach Program

The PMI Victorian History Library Gets Mobile with New Outreach Program The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library (PMI Victorian...
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Feb 19

Coming Soon: Library Lover’s Day

Library Lover's Day - 14 February 2019 This year we want you to share you favourite Australian love songs with...
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