Law Library Collections

The Law Library has an extensive collection of legal resources to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the Law School. 


The Law Library has an excellent collection of law books, including: multiple copies of all set and recommended texts and casebooks; shorter books that provide a quick overview of the law and are useful in revision; resources useful for research assignments; books on studying and practising law; legal dictionaries, etc. 

Books are arranged in subject order by the Moys Classification Scheme, devised specifically for legal materials. An outline of the scheme can be found by the Law Book collection.

Large Books are oversized books that do not fit on standard shelves. They are indicated in the Library catalogue by a call number prefixed with an 'f' and with the location listed as 'Law - Large Books'.


The Readings Collection contains items in heavy demand - set texts and casebooks, and topic readers. These items are available from the Central Library Readings Collection for two hour loan only.


Many essential topic readings - book chapters, journal articles, reported judgments - are made available online. These are accessible from the 'Readings and Library Resources' link in FLO.


The Law Library holds a considerable collection of Australian, English and United States law journals. Journals in both print and microform are interfiled in one sequence and arranged by the Moys Classification Scheme. 

Many journals are now available online, and can be accessed using FindIt@Flinders or when searching journal article databases.

Legal encyclopaedias

The Law library provides online access to two major Australian legal encyclopaedias: Halsbury's Laws of Australia (via LexisNexis AU) and Laws of Australia (via Westlaw AU).

Law Reports

The Law Library holds a comprehensive range of Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory reports as well as law reports from England, the United States and other common law countries.

These report series can be found in the Law Library, arranged by jurisdiction.

Many can also be found online - use Find that Cas@Flinders

Legislative materials

The Law Library provides access to a range of legislative materials not available online for all Australian jurisdictions, as well as a selection of other common law countries. 

Holdings for South Australia include bills, reprinted Acts, numbered Acts, subordinate legislation, government gazettes, parliamentary debates, and parliamentary papers.

Audiovisual Collection

The Law Library has a small collection of videos and DVDs that can be borrowed or used in the Library.