General Policy Statement
The Library is open to the legal profession and their staff, and to other users with the permission of the Librarian.
Books may not be borrowed, except to be taken to Court
You can search the catalogue and other indexes through the Library website. For more information and to log in, please follow the Library Catalogue link in the Web Links and Legislation box on the right.
The Library's collection of unreported judgments dates from 1960. All judgments have been scanned as pdf files and can be searched and downloaded by following the Unreported Judgments link in the Web Links and Legislation box on the right.
The library today has well over 90,000 volumes, and is one of the largest law collections in the State. There are extensive series of law reports from all Australian jurisdictions, as well as from various other countries. There is also a large collection of statutory material, textbooks and periodicals.
The oldest series of law reports in the Library dates back to 1220 A.D., and the oldest textbook is Statham's Abridgement, printed in 1490.
The Library has, however, not neglected modern technology. The Library has access to many commercial databases on the Internet, available to Judges in their chambers and all library users.
Serials list - An alphabetical list of the Library's serials (journals, law reports, legislation) and where they are located within the Library.
Library guide - A basic guide to the collection and services offered at the Supreme Court Library.
The Library has an interesting history. You can go directly to the page regarding the Library's history.
Reduced Library Hours
The Library will operate with reduced opening hours over December 2013 - January 2014
Monday 16 December 2013 - Monday 23 December 2013 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 24 December 2013 9am to 1pm
Wednesday 25 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014 CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2014 - Friday 17 January 2014 9am to 5pm
Monday 20 January 2014 - Resume normal hours.
Supreme Court Library
210 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9603 6282
Fax: 03 9642 0159
Office hours: Mon to Thu: 8.30am-6.00pm; Friday: 8.30am-5.00pm