Services

Services for lawyers and judicial officers

Our staff are available to assist you with a range of information services. We can:

  • Assist with identifying and locating both primary and secondary legal resources.
  • Provide training on the use of legal databases and help develop an appropriate search strategy which is both efficient and effective.
  • Provide general assistance with your legal research queries, noting that we are not a legal research service.
  • Provide a range of current awareness services to ensure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
  • Provide a virtual reference service 5 days per week between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

Loans

Please refer to the table below for loan periods.

Loan periods
Collection type Loan period

Textbooks

2 weeks

Journals

Court use only

Loose leaf services

overnight - collect after 4:00 pm and return by 9:00 am

Law Reports

Court use only

Legislation Reprints

Court use only

Reference Resources

not for loan

Inter Library Loans (Document Delivery)

If the item you require is not held within our collections, we can arrange to borrow it on Inter Library Loan from another Library. If there are any costs involved, we will require authority to proceed as the cost is borne by the requestor.

Photocopying and printing

Photocopying and printing facilities are available at the rate of 35 cents per page, or you may scan to a usb for free. If required, the Library can record photocopying information and forward an account to a practitioner/firm at regular intervals.

Electronic access

Members can access all electronic holdings via PCs located within the libraries. Departmental staff can access electronic subscriptions via their desktop. Contact the library for information relating to electronic book access.

WiFi access

WiFi is available to legal practitioners within the building to assist with access to information.  Access can be arranged by visiting the reception desk within the Civil Building.

Meeting rooms

Both the Andrew Inglis Clark Law Library and the Launceston Law Library have meeting rooms available for members to use. Please contact the respective libraries to reserve your booking.

Services for members of the public

Members of the public including those representing themselves in court and law students are welcome to use the collection in the Andrew Inglis Clark Law Library in Hobart.

Access to the Launceston Law Library is by prior arrangement only.

The D M Chambers Library, Judges Library and the North West Law Library are not available for members of the public.

Loans

Items are not available for loan to members of the public.

Photocopying and Printing

Photocopying and printing facilities are available at the rate of 35 cents per page or you may scan to a usb for free.

Research assistance

Library staff can provide limited legal research assistance to members of the public. Staff cannot provide legal advice.

Library staff can:

  • Locate law related materials within the collection
  • Provide directions to other organisations who may be able to help.

Internet access

There are no PCs for members of the public to use. Library staff may assist with searches on your behalf. LINC provides free internet access to the public.

WiFi

WiFi is not available to members of the public.