Services for MLS Staff

Services for MLS Staff


Purchase Requests

To request a new book, journal, database or other information resource, please compete the form at:

Recommend a Purchase Form

Collection Development

To discuss developing areas of the Library collection to better support learning and teaching and research needs contact Carole Hinchcliff, Law School Librarian.

High Use

If you are preparing subject reading guides that contain titles from the general text collection, the Law Library staff will place these items in the High Use collection to ensure maximum access for all students. This may also apply to photocopied articles or cases. Items can be restricted to two hour or overnight loan. Please email to request items be placed in the High Use Collection.

Learning & Teaching

For general information about how the Library supports learning and teaching, see the University Library’s website Teaching@Library.

Request a Research Workshop

The Law Library provides general and subject specific legal research classes on request. The classes build on the resources and research advice provided in our list of over 45 Law Library research guides. To request a class, please complete the form.

Request a Research Class Form

Book a PC Lab

PC labs may be booked for teaching by Law Faculty staff at the University of Melbourne.

The Law Library manages two computer labs:

  • Lab 319 (3rd floor, Melbourne Law School) – 24 computers, with extra space for laptops. Equipped with overhead data projectors
  • Lab 427 (4th floor, Law Library) – 6 computers. Equipped with a monitor connected to the presenter's PC

Law faculty staff can book the labs throughout the year by completing the below request form. You will be notified by e-mail as to whether your request can be fulfilled.

To view the booking schedule Book now

Book a meeting room

There are 3 meeting rooms in the Law Library that can be booked by staff of the Law Library, Legal Academic Skills Centre, Office for Research and MLS Academic Research Support Service for meetings, or student consultations.  The following rooms are available:

  • Room 302* - seats approximately 12 people. Includes a screen which is connected to a computer and can be connected to a laptop.
  • Room 305* - seats approximately 4 people. Please note this room can only be booked by Law Library staff for student consultations.
  • Room 312 - seats approximately 6 people. Includes a screen which can be connected to a laptop. Please note this room cannot be booked during the hours of 12-2pm.

Make a room booking

* These rooms can only be booked by staff during the hours of 8.45am-5pm. After 5pm these rooms are available for students to book via BookIT.


MLS staff who wish to photocopy library resources are invited to use the Law School photocopier in the Law Library Mail Room, Rm 308. The room is accessible via swipe card.


Research Support Services

For general information about how the Library supports research, see University Library’s site Researcher@Library.

Citation Reports

Compilation of citation reports of publications for MLS academics submitting grant and promotion applications. This service includes information about citations metrics and journal rankings of your publications.

For requests and more information about citation reports, please contact Carole Hinchcliff, Law School Librarian.

Customised Research Consultations for MLS Graduate Research Students

Customised research consultations covers topics such as identifying information sources, statistics and data, effective strategies for literature searches, alert services to keep up to date with legal information resources and managing research data and protecting your work. To book a session, email

Journal Rankings

For information about journal ranking for law and other disciplines see the Research Impact library guide, including the Law Research Impact - Law Journal ranking page . Contact Christina Ward, Liaison Librarian (Law) for further assistance.

Manuscript Submission Services

The Law Library manages the accounts for using Scholastica law journal article submission services. Contact Carole Hinchcliff, Law School Librarian.

Open Access

Find out more about the University's position on Open Scholarship. Contact Angela Hendley-Boys in the Office for Research for more options.

The Law Library can set up a Perma account for you to create permanent archived versions of web pages that can be included in your footnotes.  Contact the Law Library if you require an institutional account.

Researcher Profiles

Customised consultations for setting up researcher profiles including ORCID, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate for MLS researchers and graduate research degree students. See the Library guide on Researcher Profiles. For assistance, contact Christina Ward, Liaison Librarian (Law).

MLS Academic Research Service

The MLS Academic Research Service (formerly the Law Research Service) supports the research and publication effort of the Melbourne Law School (MLS) by providing comprehensive research support to MLS academic staff.

Please note that the service is available only to MLS staff. For reference and research enquiries by non-MLS academics, please contact the Law Library at – the librarians will be happy to help.

Access the MLS Academic Research Service website

Keep up-to-date

The MLS Academic Research Service can create alerts for Melbourne Law School academic staff. Please contact if you wish to use this service.

If you want to set up your own alerts, use the Keeping Up to Date in Law Research Guide to assist you.