The CAA Library Service is responsible for the provision of library and information services to assist the judiciary and court staff in the administration of justice.
The Library provides a comprehensive range of reference and research services. It also manages access to an extensive collection of legal research resources in print and digital format
The Library maintains library collections for the Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Courts (including suburban and regional courts), Youth Court and Environment, Resources and Development Court.
The Supreme Court Library is also a public access library and a major law resource for legal practitioners and public users. The public entrance is located on level 2 of the Library Building at 1 Gouger Street, Adelaide. Enter through the courtyard on Gouger Street between the main Supreme Court building and Jeffcott Chambers.
- The formalities prescribed from time to time by the Manager, CAA Library Service must be observed when a book is borrowed from the library
- Books may be borrowed by legal practitioners for citation in courts within the City of Adelaide
- They must be returned at the conclusion of the court case. Litigants representing themselves may borrow material for use in court with the permission of the Manager CAA Library Service. Some materials, for example frequently used reference works, are not available for loan
- Members of the public may use the Supreme Court Library for research purposes, but may not borrow library materials
- Employees of the Courts Administration Authority may use the Library for work related reference purposes and may borrow textbooks for one week. Serial publications may not be borrowed
- The person in whose name a loan is recorded is responsible for the safekeeping of any material borrowed from the Library. The item must be returned by the due date. If the material is lost or damaged that person shall be liable for the cost of replacement or repair
- The mutilation of library books and material or the annotation, marking or disfigurement of their pages is prohibited
Payment for services
Payment for all services used in the Library must be made by cash.
Materials used within the Library shall be left on the trolleys provided. Users leaving the Library during the day shall not leave any material on the tables or in study rooms unless they have filled in a "please leave" form clearly indicating the name and telephone number of the person using the material and time when the material will be required. These items shall then be placed on the "overnight shelves" at the rear of the Library with the form attached. This material will be removed the day following the date noted on the form if the user does not return. This material may be used by other clients during the day.
Any person causing disturbance in the Library or annoyance to other users may be removed by the direction of the Librarian.
The use of mobile phones in the Supreme Court Library is prohibited. Library clients are asked to switch their phones to silent mode and to take phone call in the entry foyer to the Library.
Any person guilty of an infringement of any of these rules may be prohibited by the Registrar from the use of the Library for a definite period or until further notice.
The Library Manager shall enforce the observance of these rules and have complete control and management of the Library.
For further information, contact the library:
1 Gouger Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
PO Box 1361
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001