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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

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Feb 19

Coming Soon: Library Lover’s Day

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Dec 18

Early Closure Friday 7 December 2018

The PMI Victorian History Library will close at 12PM on Friday 7 December 2018 for a staff function. The returns chute will...
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Nov 18

Don’t Forget to RSVP to our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea

Don't Forget to RSVP to our annual Christmas Afternoon Tea Members and volunteers are reminded that RSVPs for our annual...
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