The Walter Harrison Law Library is located on the St Lucia Campus in Buildings numbered 1 (West Wing). Information on transport is available from the University's Transport Guide.

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Autoloan machine    
Computers (83)
High Use    
Laptop recharge lockers    
Moot Court    
Photocopying and Printing  
Photocopying and Printing - autoloader    
Service desk    

Study spaces - individual rooms


Study spaces - group rooms

Toilets - For Disabled Users    
Water Fountain    

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The collection consists predominately of material from common law jurisdictions with an emphasis on Australian, in particular Queensland, and British resources. The Law Library holds the University's main collection of Statutes and Law reports for Australia, the United Kingdom and selected other jurisdictions.

In addition to material from common law jurisdictions, the Law Library also collects in the areas of jurisprudence, intellectual property, international law, maritime law and Asian and comparative law. Other areas are constantly being developed to support new teaching and research initiatives.

The journal collection is shelved alphabetically by journal title.

The collection is housed on Level 4.

Legal Research Guide
The Legal Research Guide provides links to databases and internet sites relevant to the study of law. It is a good starting point for finding legal information.

Reports and Statutes
The Reports and Statutes collection, located on level 4, contains primary sources from all Australian and some overseas jurisdictions. It includes Legislation (Acts or Statutes), Subordinate Legislation (Rules, Regulations, By-Laws), and Law Reports (Published legal decisions).

European Union Information Centre (EUi)
The University of Queensland was granted the status of European Documentation Centre (EDC) in 1995 with the objective of helping the University to:

  • "promote and consolidate teaching and research in the field of European integration", and to
  • "make information on the European Union and its policies available to the public, both in the University and elsewhere"
    (Article 4, EDC, Rules, annexed to agreement)

The name of the collection changed to EUi in 2007. Under the agreement between the University and the European Commission the EUi receives the majority of documents issued by the institutions of the Euopean Union. The supply of EUi deposit material commenced in 1996.

EUi material is located on Level 4.

Loose-leaf Services
Loose-leaf services are collections of integrated resources, each covering a specific area of the law. They include commentaries on key issues in the area, often have the full text of key cases and legislation on the subject, and keep the reader up-to-date with recent developments in the field.

Most current loose-leaf services are located in the Reference Collection on Level 4. Many are also available electronically. For details check the Library Catalogue.


The Returns chute is situated in the Library Foyer, just outside the entrance to the Law Library. If the foyer doors outside the Law Library are closed, use the main foyer doors and corridor of the Forgan Smith Building to access the returns chute. This entrance is usually closed by 11pm each evening.


Lockers for postgraduate students and students with special needs are available on Level 2.
These are drawn lottery-style from the pool of applicants at the beginning of each semester.

Applications for semester one and semester two lockers become available from the Library News on the Library homepage during O-week, and close at the end of week 1. During summer semester, postgraduate students can apply in person for a locker at the Loans desk in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Conditions of use for the postgraduate lockers can be read here: Postgraduate lockers conditions of use

Disability support

The Walter Harrison Law Library, Forgan Smith Building, is wheelchair accessible from the Great Court. All levels of the library are served by a lift.
Adjustable desks are located on Level 4 and the eZones on Level 3.
More information can be found on the Support for Users with Disabilities page.