Australian Law Librarian

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The Australian Law Librarian is the official journal of the Association. Published quarterly, it contains articles of interest to those working within the field of legal librarianship and the legal information service sector. It also provides a vehicle for information sharing amongst divisions of the ALLA and serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to legal publishing.



The Australian Law Librarian sponsors:

  • The Ted Glasson Prize  - awarded annually to the author of the best article published in the Australian Law Librarian. See details and Guidelines on the Ted Glasson Prize page
  • The Petal Kinder Memorial IALL fellowship – this annual fellowship provides $2000 to assist the recipient in attending the yearly course of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), which is held in a different country each year. See more details of this and other available fellowships on the Annual Fellowship Program page.

Online Access

From volume 30 (2022), the Australian Law Librarian will be open access, online journal.

The Journal is accessible on the Informit platform:

All issues of the Journal (from volume 1 1993) will be available in full text on this platform.

The Journal is also available on the Law Journal Library on HeinOnline (1993 - current) (subscription required) and AustLII (1993 – 2001) (open access).

HeinOnline also holds the Australian Law Librarians' Group Newsletter (1973 – 1992), the precursor to the Australian Law Librarian.

ALLA members can access both the Australian Law Librarians' Group Newsletter and the Australian Law Librarian on HeinOnline, as part of their membership. For access details, click here.

Any queries regarding previous subscriptions to the Australian Law Librarian, including claims, can be directed to Fiona MacDowall, Business Manager,


Editor: Damaris Olea 

Business Manager: Fiona MacDowall