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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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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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Mar 18

Library Closure: Monday 26 March – Friday 6 April

| Library Closure: Monday 26 March - Friday 6 April | The PMI Victorian History Library will be closing for...
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Feb 18

2018 Australian Heritage Festival

*2018 Australian Heritage Festival* The PMI Victorian History Library is once again be participating in the Australian Heritage Festival. We...
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