Services for MLS Staff
To request a new book, journal, database or other information resource, please compete the form at:
To discuss developing areas of the Library collection to better support learning and teaching and research needs contact Bernard Lyons, Acting Law School Librarian.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Book a PC Lab
PC labs may be booked for teaching by Law Faculty staff at the University of Melbourne.
The Law Library manages 3 computer labs, available to both students and staff, for research.
There are three computer labs:
- G14 (Ground floor lab) – 27 computers
- 319 (Third floor lab) – 46 computers
- 427 (Fourth floor lab in the library) – 6 computers
Computer lab 319 is used primarily for teaching, G14 and 319 are equipped with overhead data projectors, and 427 has a monitor connected to the presenter's PC.
Law faculty staff can book the labs throughout the year by filling in the following request form. You will be notified by e-mail as to whether your request can be fulfilled.
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.
* 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.
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 Bernard Lyons, Acting 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. To book a session, email email@example.com.
Information about journal ranking for law and other disciplines. Contact Bernard Lyons, Acting Law School Librarian.
Manuscript Submission Services
The Law Library manages the accounts for using Scholastica law journal article submission services. Contact Bernard Lyons, Acting Law School Librarian.
For information about open access publishing options, contact Angela Hendley-Boys in the Office for Research.
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 Trung Quach.
Research Data Management Plans
Advice on establishing a suitable research data management plan to meet the unique needs of MLS academics and graduate research degree students. Contact Bernard Lyons,
Customised consultations for setting up researcher profiles including ORCID, Google Scholar, Academia.edu and ResearchGate for MLS researchers and graduate research degree students. See our research guide on Researcher Profiles for Law. Contact Bernard Lyons,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 8344 8913 – the librarians will be happy to help.
The MLS Academic Research Service can create alerts for Melbourne Law School academic staff. Please contact email@example.com 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.