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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: Hearts of Gold

    (6 – 27 September, 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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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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Jun 18

2018 Short Story Competition: Winner Announced

 2018 Short Story Competition: Flash Fiction - Winner Announced We are pleased to announce the winner of our inaugural 2018...
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Jun 18

Entrance blocked – PMI Victorian History Library

Entrance blocked - PMI Victorian History Library UPDATE 26 June: Access to the entrance is now free of obstruction. If...
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