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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.


 

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    We have re-opened from Tuesday 16 June 2020 and are open until further notice Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm. We are offering a 'click and collect service' during this and at other times by prior arrangement. Please contact us on 9510 3393, 0432 012 118 or email library@pmi.net.au for further information. Thank you.

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Apr 18

ANZAC DAY Public Holiday

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Apr 18

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute. 1.00pm, Saturday 12 May 2018 AGENDA Apologies. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM...
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Apr 18

Important Carpet Update: Extended Closure

  Due to unforeseen issues with the restretching and repair of the carpet, there has been a delay with moving...
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