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Services for lawyers

The following services are available to lawyers eligible for access:


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

Loan periods for library materials

Textbooks & journals - 10 working days
Law reports - 2 working days
Loose-leaf services - overnight. Collect after 4:00 pm and return by 9:00 am the next working day.

Reference materials and some other categories are not available for loan.

Inter library loans

If the text, article, or report you require is not held within the ILLS collections, we can make arrangements to obtain it on Inter Library Loan from another Library.

If we can obtain the item within Tasmania there will generally be no charge. Where items have to be requested from interstate prices will start at $13.20 for faxed or 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 advised the person requesting the item.

Photocopying facilities

Each of the ILLS libraries has a photocopier available for copying library materials only. The cost per page is 25 cents.

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 electronic searches.

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 25 cents per page.

Members of the public may not use the PCs in the integrated libraries for internet access or other purposes.

The State Library of Tasmania and its branches provide free access to the internet.

The Supreme Court now provides free WiFi access within the building to assist with electronic access to information.

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.