Discussion Rooms & Study Areas

Make a booking online

Discussion rooms at the Law Library can be reserved online via the Direct Booking System (or DiBS, for short). Law Students may also book rooms in other libraries.

Login to DiBS with your University of Melbourne student username and password.

Melbourne Law School faculty staff may email booking requests to Law-librarians@unimelb.edu.au

Discussion Rooms

The Law Library has 17 discussion rooms:

  • 2 discussion rooms on level 3
  • 7 discussion rooms on level 4
  • 8 discussion rooms on level 5

Note: room 304 is available 5pm - 8pm Monday - Thursday, and 11am - 5pm Saturday - Sunday during semester.

Discussion rooms can be booked via DiBS and do not require a key for access. If you overstay your booking you may be asked to leave by incoming students or Library staff.

Conditions of use

  • Discussion rooms are only available to groups of two or more students.
  • No food is permitted in discussion rooms.
  • Please keep noise to a reasonable level.
  • When you leave a discussion room please turn off the lights, push in the chairs, and close the door.
  • If you are not able to make it to your discussion room booking please cancel it. You can do this by clicking on your existing booking in DiBs, then clicking the delete button.
  • Due to high demand, if you do not arrive within 15 minutes of the booked time, the booking may be cancelled, to allow other students to use the room. If you arrive later than 15 minutes and still wish to use a room, please contact Library staff at the front desk. They will try to locate another room for you if the originally booked room is no longer available.
  • To check about the limits of bookings you can make per day, check our Library Room and Computer Booking Systems Guidelines webpage.
  • Please do not leave books, rubbish or other materials in the discussion rooms.
  • Please never leave valuables unattended (e.g. laptops, phones, wallets etc.).

Study Areas

The Law Students' Study Area is for the exclusive use of Melbourne Law School (MLS) students studying either the Juris Doctor or in the  Melbourne Law Masters program. The area is located on level three of the Law Building and requires swipe card access using your student card.

For more information and to apply for access see the  Student Cards and Law Students' Study Area webpage.