Frequently Asked Questions 

FAQs for Judicial officers and court staff can be found on the Law Library of Victoria's Intranet (login required).

1. Can I access the internet in the library?

2. Can I access research databases in the library?

3. Can I borrow items?

4. Can I photocopy or scan in the library?

5. Can I recommend items for the library to purchase?

6. How do I access the collections of the Law Library of Victoria?

7. How do I find a printed resource in the Law Library of Victoria?

8. How do I get assistance using the legal databases?

9. What are your opening hours?

10. What are the copyright and licensing restrictions?

11. What court libraries and jurisdictions are included in the Law Library of Victoria?

1. Can I access the internet in the library?
Yes. Use the Supreme Court Library's wifi or one of the computers on the ground floor. 

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2. Can I access research databases in the library?
Yes, you can access online resources at the Supreme Court Library using one of the computers on the ground floor. 

3. Can I borrow items?
Members of the legal profession can borrow from our general collection for one day only if it is for court purposes, and items from our lending collection for two weeks. 

Members of the public cannot borrow items from the Law Library of Victoria, however you can come in and use items in the library.

4. Can I photocopy or scan in the library?

Yes,  there are three photocopy machines that photocopy and scan. You can find them on:

  • Ground Floor near Bay 13
  • Level 1
  • Level 2 in Room A 

Alternatively, bring a USB and you can scan to USB.

No charges apply if it is library materials being photocopied or scanned.  

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5. Can I recommend an item for purchase?
Yes, we welcome purchase suggestions, please use this online form or email them to llv@courts.vic.gov.au.

6. How do I access the collections of the Law Library of Victoria?
Visit the Supreme Court Library to access print material and online resources. View our Library floor Plan to assist in finding your way around the collection.

7. How do I find a printed resource in the Law Library of Victoria?
You can find print material by searching our Catalogue. You can also check our Holdings List (PDF, 3MB), which is a complete list of the Supreme Court Library’s holdings of journals, law reports and legislation. 

8. How do I get assistance using the legal databases?
Speak to staff at the Supreme Court Library Reference Desk.

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9. What are your opening hours?
The Supreme Court Library is open 8.30am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-5pm Friday.

Access to the County Court, Magistrates' Court, and VCAT libraries is for judicial officers, tribunal members, and court staff only.

10. What are the copyright and licensing restrictions?
Copyright restrictions apply to the use of print material and online resources.  For more information see the website of the Australian Copyright Council.  

11. What court libraries and jurisdictions are included in the Law Library of Victoria?
The Law Library of Victoria manages the libraries of the Supreme Court, the County Court, the Magistrates' Court, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). We also provide services to the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Court Services Victoria and the Judicial College of Victoria. 

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