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Photography now permitted in the Supreme Court Library

Date posted: 20 October 2017
Visitors are now permitted to take photographs (still images only) with hand held devices within the Supreme Court Library for personal use. Cameras may not be permitted to be brought into the... More Information

History of the Supreme Court of Victoria available for purchase

Date posted: 19 October 2017
Judging for the people: a social history of the Supreme Court in Victoria 1841-2016 Edited by Simon Smith, Royal Historical Society of Victoria This landmark publication... More Information

October Lyrical Lunchtimes cancelled

Date posted: 18 October 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, tomorrow's BottledSnail Lyrical Lunchtime Concert in the Supreme Court Library has been cancelled. Please note that there will be a twilight concert on 16 November... More Information

Library closed until 12 noon Wednesday 27 September

Date posted: 25 September 2017
The Supreme Court Library will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 27 September, opening at 12 noon. Apologies for any inconvenience. More Information

Library closing 2.30pm Friday 22 September

Date posted: 21 September 2017
The Supreme Court Library will be closed from 2.30pm Friday 22 September. Apologies for any inconvenience. More Information

Supreme Court Library Mining Law display

Date posted: 18 August 2017
From Monday 14 August, the Library will be hosting a display about Mining Law. The Supreme Court of Victoria has played an important role in the development of mining law in Australia, beginning... More Information

Victoria University Sentencing Theory & Practice Masterclass

Date posted: 14 August 2017
Limited places left for Sentencing Theory and Practice Masterclass - 6-7 September 2017 Hear from Australia's leading expert on sentencing at this two-day masterclass for lawyers,... More Information

Law Library of Victoria survey

Date posted: 7 August 2017
The Law Library of Victoria is committed to providing high quality services to judicial officers, the legal profession and the general public. The Law Library is currently considering options for... More Information

The Australian experiment with human rights charters

Date posted: 13 April 2017
Introducing an Australian bill of rights has been politically fraught, but both the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Victoria have proceeded to adopt legislative bills of rights - the ACT... More Information

Library Easter hours

Date posted: 12 April 2017
The Supreme Court Library will be closed for the Easter break from Friday 14 April until Monday 17 April. Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 18 April. The Library will also be... More Information

Library closing 5.15pm Monday 3 April 2017

Date posted: 29 March 2017
The Library will be closing at 5.15pm on Monday 3 April 2017. More Information

New and improved Law Library of Victoria website

Date posted: 3 March 2017
The Law Library of Victoria has recently refreshed its website, making it easier and faster to stay up-to-date. You'll find links to... More Information

Ronald Ryan 50th anniversary event

Date posted: 9 February 2017
On Friday 3 February 2017, the Supreme Court observed the 50th anniversary of the death of Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, with a re-enactment of parts of his trial... More Information

Capital Punishment and the Ronald Ryan 50th Anniversary Exhibition in the Supreme Court Library

Date posted: 3 February 2017
The Supreme Court Library's new exhibition has been created to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ronald Ryan, the last man executed in Australia in February 1967. In addition the... More Information

Opening of the legal year

Date posted: 25 January 2017
Religious services to mark the opening of the legal year stem from centuries old tradition. The custom of celebrating at the opening of the judicial year originated on the Continent. The first... More Information

History of the Supreme Court available for purchase

Date posted: 15 December 2016
Judging for the People: A social history of the Supreme Court in Victoria 1841-2016 Edited by Simon Smith, Royal Historical Society of Victoria This landmark publication... More Information

Library holiday hours

Date posted: 12 December 2016
The Supreme Court Library will close on the 23rd of December and reopen on the 3rd January. The Library will operate with reduced opening hours from the 3rd of January to the 23rd of... More Information

1990s Exhibition in the Library

Date posted: 8 November 2016
The Supreme Court Library currently has a new exhibition on display, all about the 1990s. The 1990s marked 10 years of dynamic change at the Supreme Court. Technological advances as well as... More Information

"Switch on..." Unreported Judgments Tuesday 18 October 1.15pm

Date posted: 12 October 2016
The Law Library of Victoria presents the "Switch on..." training sessions, held in the Supreme Court Library. This session on Tuesday 18 October at 1.15-1.40pm provides guidance for locating... More Information

Lyrical Lunchtimes in the Library Thursday 20 October 1.15pm

Date posted: 12 October 2016
Join us for the sixth and final perfomance for the year of classical music from BottledSnail productions. Held in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library, Thursday 20 October from 1.... More Information

Attorney-General appoints two new Magistrates

Date posted: 29 September 2016
Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Sarah Leighfield and Simon Zebrowski to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. ... More Information

Library closing 5.30pm Wednesday 17 Aug

Date posted: 16 August 2016
The Library will be closing early at 5.30pm on Wednesday 17 Aug.   More Information

Open House Melbourne - a huge success

Date posted: 4 August 2016
Thank you to the 1200+ people who visited the Library on Sunday 31 July as part of Open House Melbourne 2016.  We hope you enjoyed your time, and plan to visit us again soon. More Information

Lyrical Lunchtimes in the Law Library Thurs 18 Aug 1.15pm

Date posted: 4 August 2016
Join us as we welcome a BottledSnail performance of classical music in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library, Thursday 18 August from 1.15pm. All are welcome, no need to... More Information

Library tour Wed 24 Aug 2-3pm

Date posted: 22 July 2016
We will be hosting ALLA Conference delegates on a tour of the Supreme Court Library on Wednesday 24 August from 2-3pm.  Welcome ALLA! More Information