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The ILLS provides services to:

  • Tasmanian legal practitioners who are members of the Law Society of Tasmania
  • Staff of the Department of Justice and Court
  • The judiciary.

The following services are available:


Most items in the collections are available for loan. Request assistance from staff if you require longer access to these items.

Loan periods

  • Textbooks & journals - 2 weeks
  • Law reports - 1 week
  • Loose-leaf services - overnight. Collect after 4:00 pm and return by 9:00 am the next working day.
  • Legislation repints – for court appearances
  • Reference materials and some other categories are not available for loan.

Inter library loans  

If the  item you require is not held within the ILLS collections, we can arrange to borrow it on Inter Library Loan from another Library.

Generally, items borrowed from within Tasmania do not attract a charge. Where items have to be requested from interstate, prices will start at $16.50 for emailed articles/cases. The total cost will depend on the number of pages and the individual charging policy of the lending library. The Library will not process the request until it has established what the cost will be and received authority from requestor to proceed.

Photocopying facilities

Each of the ILLS libraries has a photocopier available. The cost per page is 35 cents.

Photocopying charges

When copying documents in the Andrew Inglis Clark Law Library, practitioners need to note the date, number of pages copied, and the client file to charge costs to. The Library does not have the facility to record detailed photocopying information. Accounts are sent out with the total costs of copying for individual firms.

Internet access

Legal practitioners, court staff and Department of Justice staff can access the internet using PCs in each of the ILLS libraries to conduct legal research.

As well as free internet sites, practitioners may use library PCs to access the range of online subscriptions to reference works, law reports, databases, and other information, provided by the ILLS.

Fees apply after 10 pages are printed. The standard fee is 35 cents per page.


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

Meeting room & study areas

The Andrew Inglis Clark Library has a number of study tables throughout the library. A separate room is available for quiet study or meetings. The Launceston Law Library also has study tables, and a separate room for study or meetings.