Services for MLS Staff


Purchase Requests

To request a new book, journal, database or other information resource, please complete this purchase request 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. Items can be restricted to two hour or overnight loan. To request items be placed in the High Use Collection please email


Please note: the Law Library is in the process updating bookings for PC Labs and Meeting Room. To book a room please email (31 May 2022).

Book a PC Lab

PC Labs may be booked for teaching by Law School staff at the University of Melbourne.

The Law Library manages a PC Lab:

  • Lab 319 (3rd floor, Melbourne Law School) – 24 computers, with extra space for laptops. Equipped with overhead data projectors and lecture recording facilities.

To book a room please email (31 May 2022).

Book a Meeting Room

There are three 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 5 people. Includes a screen which is connected to a computer and can be connected to a laptop. HDMI chord and adapters can be loaned from the Loans Desk.
  • Room 305* - seats approximately 2 people. Please note this room can only be booked by Law Library staff for student consultations.
  • Room 312 - seats approximately 3 people. Includes a screen which can be connected to a laptop. Please note this room cannot be booked during the hours of 12pm-2pm.

To book a room please email

* These rooms can only be booked by MLS staff during the hours of 9am-5pm Monday – Friday. After 5pm these rooms are available for students to book via BookIT.

Photocopying, Printing & Scanning

There are staff multi-function devices on Levels 4 and 5 of the Library for scanning or photocopying library resources or printing materials sent to the print queue.

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 Law Library research guides and our Legal Research Video Series. To request a class, please contact us at


Research Support Services

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

Research Consultations for MLS Graduate Research Degree Students

Customised research consultations may cover 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

For more general information about support available, see the Research Support for Law Graduate Researchers guide.

Data Management

Are you working with people outside the university? Do you have sensitive data requiring additional protection? Or do you just need some advice on the best way to protect and manage your files?

Find out more about the specialist support available from the Digital Stewardship Team, or  to discuss your situation or for a referral email

The Law Library can set up a account for you to create permanent archived versions of web pages that can be included in your footnotes.

Keep up-to-date

Set up alerts and saved searches to keep on top of new developments in law. The Keeping Up to Date in Law guide to will assist you.

Research Outputs

Citation Reports

The Library provides support and advice for tracking research impact, including citation metrics and journal rankings. Find more information on the Research Impact for Law guide.

To discuss specific requirements for grant applications, or prizes, please contact

Research Impact

For information about journal ranking for law and other disciplines see the Research Impact library guide (the Law Research Impact - Law Journal ranking) or contact

Researcher Profiles

For guidance with setting up researcher profiles including ORCID and Google Scholar  for MLS researchers and graduate research degree students,  see the Library guide on Researcher Profiles. For further assistance, contact

Open Access

The University library’s Open Scholarship website provides an overview of the University’s position, support services for open scholarship, and Open Access Publishing Agreements.

You can also find more specific information about funder policies and Open Access publishing see the Open Access library guide.

For more information on your publishing options, including self-archiving and open access, please email