The Law Library provides a range of services for Melbourne Law School staff and students, University of Melbourne staff and students, and the general public.
The Law Library Information Desk is on level 3 of Melbourne Law School. For Information Desk operating hours please see the Law Library Opening Hours webpage. The staff at the Information Desk can assist you with information about the law collection, borrowing, fines and discussion rooms. You can contact the Information Desk on (03) 8344 8913
If you have a research question, you can email us at email@example.com (this email is monitored Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).
Students undertaking post graduate studies by research, coursework degrees that include a minor thesis, or post graduate course capstone subjects that include a research project can book a research consultation. Once the form is submitted, one of our law librarians will contact you to make an appointment.
View the following links for information about other services offered by the Library:
Research Classes and Training
The Law Library conducts regular training on legal research, reference management and legal information technology.
The Law Library provides access to a wide range of collections.
Collection Development Policy
The mission of the Law Library is to support learning and teaching at the Melbourne Law School (MLS) and to support academic research.
View a list of new books purchased by the Law Library.
Rare Books Collection
The Law Library has a Rare Books collection, comprising rare legal items dating back to the early 1600s. You can search our Rare Book collection using the Catalogue.
Legal History Resources Online
The history of Melbourne's legal profession, and online resource.
The Repository contains digital objects including research papers, theses, journal articles, past exams, books and book chapters, maps, video and audio recordings, photos etc.
The information on this page links you to a range of tools and resources to help you with legal research and writing.
Navigating the new Westlaw Australia platform
The Westlaw AU platform is being decommissioned and replaced with a new platform, Westlaw Australia. We've developed some short guides to help you navigate the new platform.
- Authorised Law Reports on Westlaw Australia (PDF 520 KB)
- Navigating Westlaw Australia's Case Citator KeyCite (PDF 573 KB)
- How to Effectively Search In Westlaw Australia (PDF 556 KB)
- Where is FirstPoint and what are Key Numbers?(PDF 1,111 KB)
- Legislative Note-Up in Westlaw Australia (PDF 756 KB)
These research guides are designed to help you find the best resources for your area of law, including both subscription and free resources.
Your borrowing account or library feedback
Ask a Librarian Chat box
If you have a quick research question email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more in-depth research assistance, book a research consultation and one of our law librarians will contact you to make an appointment.
MLS staff and students are welcome to contact our specialist Library staff:
Law School Librarian
Senior Librarian, Library Services and Spaces
Liaison Librarian, Learning & Teaching
Liaison Librarian, Research
Liaison Support Librarian
Liaison Support Librarian
Library Services Officer
Law Library Tour
View our video for information about the Law Library services and resources.