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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 Service Desk is on level 3 of Melbourne Law School. The staff at the Service Desk can assist you with information about the law collection, borrowing, fines and discussion rooms. You can contact the Service Desk on (03) 8344 8913
If you have a research question, visit the Law Library Service 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 email@example.com (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.
Academic staff should contact the Melbourne Law School Academic Research Service.
Contact details for specific Law Library staff members is available on the contacts page.
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.
Past Exams and Readings Online
View the Past Exams and Readings Online.
Collection Location and Usage
Find out about collection location and usage.
The Digital Repository is a centrally administered library service for managing University of Melbourne digital resources from individual items required for course delivery to large collections that are of cultural or scholarly significance. The Repository contains digital objects including research papers, theses, journal articles, past exams, books and book chapters, maps, video and audio recordings, photos etc.
Selected databases most useful for legal research alphabetically.View
- By Type
Selected databases most useful for legal research by type.View
- By Subject
Selected databases most useful for legal research by subject.View
- By Jurisdiction
Selected databases most useful for legal research by jurisdiction.View
Helpful databases for research that crosses over disciplines other than law.
MLS Legal Scholarship Database
MLS faculty scholarship database, holding work published between 1857 and 2000. Browse the list of former faculty members to see their work, or search the database by keyword, below.
The information on this page links you to a range of tools and resources to help you with legal research and writing.
Law Library Tour
View our video for information about the Law Library services and resources.
Your borrowing account or library feedback
Chat online with a librarian
Information desk (03) 8344 8913
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.
Melbourne Law School 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
Liaison Librarians and Library Services Staff
- Trung Quach
Legal Research Skills Advisor & Liaison Librarian
Learning and Teaching
+61 3 9035 3061
- Jane Jilbert
Learning and Teaching
+61 3 8344 7765
- Christina Ward
+61 3 9035 5953