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20 February 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

30 January 2019

The Law Library of Victoria provides high quality services to judicial officers, court staff, Barristers and Solicitors.

The Law Library is always looking for feedback and ways to improve the experience of library users and enhance the effective administration of justice in Victoria. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey (5 minutes). Your answers and feedback will provide valuable information that will inform the development of a future service model for the Law Library.

Feedback in last year’s User Satisfaction Survey led to improvements to the Supreme Court Library public computers (reducing the need for passwords)...

21 January 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Monday 28 January due to the Australia Day public holiday. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

The Library will resume regular opening hours on Tuesday 29 January, operating from 8.30am-6.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am-5.00pm Friday. 

11 January 2019

It is 50 years since Justice Menhennitt delivered his judgment in one of the best known cases of ‘Judge made law’. His decision provided the basis for legal abortions in Victoria for the next 40 years. As well as reflecting on the Menhennitt ruling, there is a little bit about the Court in the late 1960s. Did you know  that there was a proposal to demolish part of the Court and build an eight storey building on the eastern side of the building? Or that is wasn’t until the late 1960s that women jurors first sat on cases at the...

10 January 2019

There will be reduced opening hours during January. The Supreme Court Library will be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday from 2 January until 25 January 2019. 

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Monday 28 January 2019.

Normal opening hours (Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm) will resume on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

You can still access our catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more through the website.

18 December 2018

The Supreme Court Library will close at 5pm on Friday 21 December and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January at 9am. 

The Library will not be open on Monday 24 December.

There will be reduced opening hours during January; the Supreme Court Library will be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 2 January - 25 January 2019.

10 December 2018

The Richard Griffith Library is now part of the Law Library of Victoria, giving Victorian Bar members access to the same online resources available in the Supreme Court Library and to the Judiciary. Save time finding what you need through the Law Library's fully searchable catalogue of resources.

Chat to a qualified librarian on site to help with your reference or research enquiry at the following times:

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Thursday 13 December 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Wednesday 19 December 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Access to resources will continue to be available 24/7 over the Christmas holiday...

7 December 2018

The Library bids a warm farewell to the Hon. Justice Cameron Macaulay, who is stepping down from his role as (the inaugural) Chair of the Law Library of Victoria Committee. His Honour has infused the Library with energy and openness and been a tireless advocate for improved library services to Victorian judges and all members of the profession.

Almost five years ago, to mark the opening of the legal year in Bendigo, his Honour made a speech that included mention of a vision for the library: “Ultimately, the quality of the administration of justice in our State depends upon efficient...

6 December 2018

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on the morning of Thursday 13 December, opening at 11am. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still search our catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more through our website. 

29 November 2018

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Wednesday 14 November 2018 from 5.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still search our catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more through our website. 

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