The Courts Library provides a broad law library service to the Judges of the Supreme Court and to the Magistrates, to the staff of the Courts, and to the private legal profession in the Northern Territory. For details of the services provided to its primary and secondary clients, click here.
The library has two main collections which are held in the Supreme Court buildings in Darwin and Alice Springs. It also maintains smaller collections in each of the Judge's chambers in Darwin, the visiting Judge's chamber in Alice Springs and in the Magistrates Courts in Darwin.
It has in excess of 80,000 volumes, and is the largest law collection in the Northern Territory. There are extensive series of law reports from all Australian jurisdictions, as well as some from other countries. There is also a large collection of statutory material, textbooks and legal journals.
The library also has access to several commercial databases on the Internet, available to Judges and Magistrates in their chambers and other library users from PCs in the 2 main libraries.
The libraries in Darwin and Alice Springs are open from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM, Monday to Friday.
The library publishes a Library Guide which is a basic guide to the collection and the services offered at the library.