Changes to SCLQ Virtual Law Library

There is an upcoming change to content in the Supreme Court Library Queensland’s Virtual Legal Library (VLL).

The VLL, which is available to Queensland Law Society member private practice firms with five or less PCs, hosts content from publishers including CCH, Lexis Nexis and Thomson Reuters.

Due to changes to its digital platform, Thomson Reuters publications will not be available through the VLL from 30 November 2022. Information about the full list of titles being removed was sent to VLL users this morning and is also available from the SCLQ website.

QLS has been working with Thomson Reuters to ensure QLS members have the option to continue to access the latest legal research tools and publications. Thomson Reuters’ new Westlaw platform enables users to find relevant materials faster using a simple, plain-English search capability.

This complete research solution instantly links to case law, legislation, commentaries, journals, news and recommended Practical Law resources in one place, reducing the need to check numerous sites and sources.

Since advanced features such as these are not available via the SCLQ VLL’s current method of delivery, QLS has arranged for all eligible QLS members to receive complimentary direct access to all Thomson Reuters’ new Westlaw Australia content for 90 days, enabling the full experience of the benefits of the smart research technology.


More information will be provided shortly about how members can obtain the 90-day complimentary access to Thomson Reuters’ new Westlaw Australia platform and the full suite of research content.

In the meantime, Thomson Reuters will retire its legacy titles from the SCQL VLL online portal on 1 December 2022 (noting that QLS members will continue to be able to access existing titles via the Supreme Court Library’s Document Delivery and Research Service, and on library premises).

Questions can be directed to or phone 1300 SCLQLD (1300 725 753).

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