Services for the Public

The Law Library, as part of the University of Melbourne Library, welcomes visitors to use its facilities. Visitors may use books and some databases via the public access computers in the library.

By becoming members of the Library, visitors become eligible to borrow 28 day loan items from the collection. The Library offers full price, concession, and complimentary memberships (eligibility criteria apply). You may borrow 10 items at a time.

Access to computers and the Library Catalogue

Non-Melbourne University users can access the University catalogue by using the public access computers, which are available on levels 3, 4 and 5. The catalogue contains records of all items held within the University of Melbourne Library system. The location of the items held should be noted when searching the catalogue. Items in the Law Library have the prefix UniM Law.

For use off campus the catalogue is freely available at:

Access to computers and the Law School Network

Public access to a range of legal research databases is available via the public access computers around the Law Library. Due to the licence agreements entered into with publishers, some databases are not available to outside users.


Photocopy cards may be purchased from the autoloader machine on Level 3. Cards cost $2, which includes four copies, and must be purchased with exact money as change is not available from the Law Library. After purchase, value can be added to a card using coins or notes.