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

Tuesday 26 February,
1.15pm to 2.15pm

Take a tour and get to know the history, architecture and collection of the Supreme Court Library. This 60 minute tour is recommended for the legal profession, exploring all four levels of the Library and showcasing the range of current and historical resources that are available in the collection. Due to the instructional nature of the tour (identifying resources and explaining how and when to use them), participants are eligible to claim CPD points on completion of the tour. 

All are welcome and entry is free. To register for this tour please email libraryevents@supcourt.vic.gov.au...

Thursday 7 March,
1.15pm to 1.45pm

The Law Library of Victoria website has been completely redesigned to make it easier to discover and access Library resources and services. The new site also includes registered user access for members of the legal profession, with exclusive content and resources once registered and logged in. The Library subscribes to an extensive collection of digital resources accessible via public access computers onsite at the Supreme Court Library and Victorian Bar Richard Griffith Library. Attending this essential skills session will save you time in the future by finding what you need through the Law Library's fully searchable catalogue of resources.

All...

Tuesday 12 March,
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. 

All are welcome and entry is free. To register for this tour please email libraryevents@supcourt.vic.gov.au 

Tuesday 26 March,
1.15pm to 2.15pm

Take a tour and get to know the history, architecture and collection of the Supreme Court Library. This 60 minute tour is recommended for the legal profession, exploring all four levels of the Library and showcasing the range of current and historical resources that are available in the collection. Due to the instructional nature of the tour (identifying resources and explaining how and when to use them), participants are eligible to claim CPD points on completion of the tour. 

All are welcome and entry is free. To register for this tour please email libraryevents@supcourt.vic.gov.au...

Tuesday 9 April,
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. 

All are welcome and entry is free. To register for this tour please email libraryevents@supcourt.vic.gov.au 

Tuesday 23 April,
1.15pm to 2.15pm

Take a tour and get to know the history, architecture and collection of the Supreme Court Library. This 60 minute tour is recommended for the legal profession, exploring all four levels of the Library and showcasing the range of current and historical resources that are available in the collection. Due to the instructional nature of the tour (identifying resources and explaining how and when to use them), participants are eligible to claim CPD points on completion of the tour. 

All are welcome and entry is free. To register for this tour please email libraryevents@supcourt.vic.gov.au...

Latest News

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.