The CAA Library Service manages access to an extensive collection of legal research resources in print and digital format via the catalogue.  See library catalogue.

The library maintains library collections for the Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Courts, Youth Court and Environment, Resources and Development Court.

The Supreme Court Library is a public access library and provides access to the print and digital material for legal practitioners and public users.

Print collection

The print collection comprises an extensive range of current and historical legal resources including:

  • Australian and overseas law reports
  • Commonwealth and SA legislation
  • Textbooks
  • Journals
  • Digests and legal encyclopaedia

Online resources

The library subscribes to an extensive range of online databases including:

  • CCH IntelliConnect – Australian commentary services
  • HeinOnline – International law journals as well as classic legal texts
  • ICLR Online – Law Reports from England and Wales
  • Lexis Advance – Australian cases, legislation, commentary & journals
  • Westlaw AU – Australian cases, journals & commentary
  • Westlaw – International case law, legislation & journals including US material
  • Westlaw UK
  • Westlaw Next Canada

Public users have acc​ess to the online resources via computer terminals in the Supreme Court Library.

Library directories (inc print & online resources)

Historical Collection

The Supreme Court Historical Collection aims to preserve a collection of court realia, artefacts, documents and photographs relating to the history of the court and judiciary in South Australia for research and education purposes.

Access to the Supreme Court Historical Collection Library requires permission of the Library Manager, CAA Library Service.

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COVID-19 update

The Supreme Court Library is reopening on Monday 15 June for legal practitioners and the public with current proceedings before the court.  Access is by appointment from 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Please email the library to book an appointment.
The library will continue to assist users with requests received by email or telephone. 
Tel: 8204 0488