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.
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.