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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. 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, visit the Law Library Information Desk and ask to speak to one of our librarians. This service is available Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (this email is monitored Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).
Student 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:
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. Collection development is guided by the MLS Law Library Collection Development Policy.
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.
These research guides are designed to help you find the best resources for your area of law, including both subscription and free resources.
Law Library Tour
View our video for information about the Law Library services and resources.
Contact the Library
Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us.
Your borrowing account or library feedback
Ask a Librarian Chat box
Information Desk (03) 8344 8913
If you have a quick research question email email@example.com
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:
- Carole Hinchcliff
Law School Librarian
+61 3 8344 8500
- Joyce Halwenge
Senior Librarian, Library Services and Spaces
+61 3 9035 4865
- Christina Ward
Liaison Librarian, Research
+61 3 9035 5953
- Anastasia Stepanovic
Liaison Librarian, Learning & Teaching
+61 3 8344 0113
- Tin Nguyen
Liaison Support Librarian
+61 3 9035 5994
- Rachael Murray
Liaison Support Librarian
+61 3 9035 8240
A strong foundation in legal research skills s is important for all law students.
To make this possible, the library provides both face-to-face workshops and online legal research video series for students to upskill their legal research capabilities.
Have a look at our legal series on secondary resources, cases, legislation, international law and AGLC (Login required).
These workshops are organised by the Legal Academic Skills Centre in collaboration with the Law Library.