The Supreme Court Library was established in 1862 to serve the judiciary and the legal profession in the administration of justice in Queensland. Today, the Library delivers innovative information services that assist users in navigating legal content, maintains research and historical collections in Brisbane and in courthouses across Queensland, and continues to serve as the central law library for the state. It's collections and services are administered under the direction of the Supreme Court Library Committee.
The Library’s legal research collection is available in both print and online formats via the catalogue.
The Library also offers a range of information services including:
- Queensland CaseLaw database
- Document delivery and research assistance
- Queensland Legal Updater bulletin
- Judicial papers and profiles database
- Queensland Sentencing Information Service
To enjoy the full range of Library services, legal practitioners are encouraged to register with us.
Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre
In addition to providing an ever-expanding range of information services, the Library also maintains its commitment to preserving Queensland’s legal past. Acting as the central repository for the collection and preservation of Queensland’s legal artefacts, the Library’s curatorial functions include hosting exhibitions and lectures, publishing works relating to specialist legal topics, and maintaining an oral history record of judges and legal professionals.
Through a program of activities associated with the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre, the Library seeks to engage the community and promote interest in Queensland’s legal heritage. Established in 2012, the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre is a public exhibition space located on the ground floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law.
The Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (excluding public holidays).
For more information about the Library’s legal history projects, please visit the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre website.