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.
Library staff on the Information Desk can assist you with information about the law collection, borrowing, fines and discussion rooms. You can phone the Information Desk on (03) 8344 8913.
If you have a research question, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Other Library services
Borrowing from other libraries:
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.
Using the 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.
For general questions use the Library chat below or email email@example.com (email monitored Monday - Friday, 10AM-4PM).
JAWS users can press Insert + F5 to read back the full chat history. Use arrow keys to skip lines. Use the Plus key on the number pad to exit forms mode.
If you have a legal research question or wish to provide feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org (email monitored Monday - Friday, 10AM-4PM).
For Researchers and Graduate Researchers requiring research support please see Research support for Law Graduate Researchers Guide and/or make an appointment for a Research question or consultation.
Law Library Tour
View our video for information about the Law Library services and resources.