News & Events

The Law Library of Victoria features a variety of Events, including talks, information sessions, concerts and exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 8 January,
1.15pm to 1.45pm

Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of the Supreme Court Library. Opened in 1884, the Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the State. This 30 minute tour is recommended for those who want a brief introduction to the Library and its heritage, exploring the Ground and First Floors.

Wednesday 22 January,
1.15pm to 1.45pm

Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of the Supreme Court Library. Opened in 1884, the Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the State. This 30 minute tour is recommended for those who want a brief introduction to the Library and its heritage, exploring the Ground and First Floors.

Latest News

3 December 2019

The Supreme Court Library will close at 12pm Tuesday 24 December and will reopen Thursday 2 January at 9am. 

There will be reduced opening hours during January; the Supreme Court Library will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, from 2 January - 24 January 2020. 

2 December 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 4pm on Friday 6 December. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still search our catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more through our website. 

19 November 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on the morning of Tuesday 26 November, opening at 12pm. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still search our catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more through our website. 

13 November 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5.30pm on Monday 18 November 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

16 October 2019

BottledSnail Productions is popping bottles to celebrate six years of creativity with Melbourne's legal community.

They are holding a Fundraising Gala at the Richmond Town Hall on 22 November 2019 to celebrate their many projects produced since 2013. 

For more information visit their website at https://www.bottledsnail.com/gala

1 October 2019

To mark the centenary of Sir Zelman Cowen, AK, GCMG, GCVO, PC, QC, who was born on 7 October 1919, the Supreme Court Library is hosting a touring exhibition: A Life of Opportunity and Success, curated by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University. 

The exhibition is undertaken in collaboration with Victoria University and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. As well as the static exhibition there are two iPads on Level One of the Library that detail Sir Zelman's life, achievements and interests, as Dean of the Melbourne University Law School and Governor-General as well as his writings...

22 August 2019

This year marks 75 years since Lt General Edmund Herring was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. To mark this occasion there is a small display in the Library about Herring and the Court in 1944.

On display in the Library is the minutes of the first Law Reform Committee meeting that was instigated by Herring, plus the story of the most famous case in 1944 - the Pyjama Girl. 

The image is the 1945 Archibald prize winning portrait of Herring, from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Library holds the retirement portrait of Herring...

17 July 2019

A complete list of the Supreme Court Library's Holdings of journals, law reports and legislation (PDF, 3MB) has been updated and is available to library users. 

The Holdings List is a guide to the shelf location of titles and also notes if there is an online version available to use in the Library. 

Please update any versions you have as they are now out of date.

15 July 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more.