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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.).


  • Covers of Australia's Army War Dead (1885-1972) and Genealogical Database of Australia's Travelling Showpeople
    Indexes

    We hold a variety of indexes ranging from Australia’s Army war dead, to Victorian mining accidents.

    These indexes provide primary resources - the footsteps of real people that get lost in the broader narrative of more general histories. This information can be invaluable, for family history researchers in particular.

    The indexes can be found on the library computers under indexes.

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PMI Library Survey

PMI Library Survey We'd love to get an idea about who our members are and how you use our library. ...
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Aug 18

Celebrate older Victorians this October

The annual Victorian Seniors Festival is back for its 36th year, celebrating and supporting older Victorians to participate in community...
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Jul 18

National Family History Month Events

  National Family History Month Events We are celebrating National Family History Month by hosting various events throughout August.  ...
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