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Law Library of Victoria - Extension of resources and services during COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 has had many impacts across our community and within legal practice. The Library works closely with a large number of legal publishers, and many of those publishers have offered digital access to existing services to make it easier for all who are rapidly adapting to new ways of working, including being able to access library resources from home. These offers are without additional cost, and are for a limited period only.

Services available to all members of the community

  • COVID-19 AND THE LAW OF AUSTRALIA, written by Emrys Nekvapil, Maya Narayan and Stephanie Brenker, is an online textbook, providing guidance on the laws made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This text is intended to provide readers with succinct, timely and accurate information about the interaction of COVID-19 and the law of Australia. The book is accessible online at


Judgments on COVID-19 available at the Law Library of Victoria

During COVID-19 restrictions, the Law Library of Victoria is a fully digital service. You can search for COVID-19 judgments via the Law Library of Victoria catalogue and Law Library of Victoria website.

Coronavirus Jurisprudence

The Judicial College of Victoria has created a resource which tracks the developing impact of the pandemic on the common law and the application of general principles. View online at Also on this website is a link to Coronavirus cases, which provides further information about cases impacted by COVID-19.

Coronavirus and the Courts

The coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on courts all around Australia. The Judicial College of Victoria has created a resource to help courts, and court users, understand the different practices that have been put in place across the jurisdictions. View online at