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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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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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Jun 18

Bargain Book Day

Bargain Book Day Saturday 14 July - 10:30an-3:00pm The Friends of the PMI Library are holding a Bargain Book Day....
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