Our law library

Our law library

Our Public Law Library is one of the only specialist law libraries open to all members of the public. Our experienced librarians can help you to locate legislation, case law, or other legal material from our collection.

Library collection

We have a wide range of resources, both print and electronic, covering a variety of legal topics. Some resources can be accessed online but others can only be accessed in the library. We do not lend to the public. 


You can use the Public Law Library Catalogue to search the collection for:

  • legal textbooks
  • journals
  • law reports
  • legislation
  • government and law reform reports
  • government gazettes
  • newspapers.

The Vibe

To keep informed about criminal law, civil law and family law and other legal matters, find out how you can follow Victoria Legal Aid Public Law Library's The Vibe on Flipboard

Library facilities

We are located at

Level 9
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000.

In addition to our library collection, we offer the following facilities for members of the public:

  • free wireless internet access
  • public-use computers
  • photocopier.

To access the free wireless internet, you will need to ask the reference librarian for login details.

Opening hours 

The library is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. You do not need an appointment to visit us.

Help for people in regional areas

If you live in a rural or regional area, contact us to find out how we can assist you.


If you have a question about our service, or need help locating material from our collection, contact us on:

Email: library@vla.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9269 0232
Fax: (03) 9269 0324

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