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Local libraries do not carry extensive law collections, although most municipal and shire libraries will hold some basic law books. Some libraries have good inter-library loan arrangements and can often borrow a book from another library. They also tend to respond well to demand.

Following is a list of law libraries in Victoria that may be consulted by the public. Apart from these, all law courts will have at least basic collections that may, with permission from the court staff, be consulted.
Victoria Legal Aid
350 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000
Tel: 9269 0234
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000
Tel: 8664 7000.
Monday to Thursday – 1pm to 9pm
Friday to Sunday – 10am to 6pm
Closed on public holidays.

All libraries now offer Internet access, and trained staff can assist even the total novice to find almost anything online.

Costs and charges vary from library to library, but it is astonishing what can be located for little or no cost. If you need help, it is best to make prior arrangements with library staff to ensure someone is available to assist you.

Also see Legal information for activists for more specific legal information for activists.