The CAA Library Service manages the delivery of legal information services to assist the judiciary in the administration of justice in South Australia.

The Library delivers a comprehensive range of information services and manages access to an extensive collection of legal research resources in print and digital format.

The Supreme Court Library also provides legal practitioners and self-represented litigants with access to a major legal research collection.

See Library catalogue  to locate material available in the Supreme Court Library.

Information services

Our Reference Desk team is available Monday – Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm to assist users with information enquiries.

Our experienced librarians are available to assist you with locating information sources and undertaking research.

Contact the Reference Desk staff if you require assistance with:

  • Identifying and locating information sources
  • Developing online research strategies
  • Using print and online sources

While we provide general research assistance, we are not a legal advisory service.

Legal practitioners may borrow books for use in court in the Adelaide CBD. Loans are for 1 day and need to be returned to the library at the conclusion of the hearing.

Self-represented litigants may borrow material for use in court with the permission of the Library Manager.

The library provides a fee-based document delivery service for legal practitioners, libraries and law firms. Document delivery requests are made via email.

The fees for document delivery are based on the service turnaround time.

  • 24 hours – $21.10 per item
  • 2 hours – $42.00 per item
  • 1 hour – $63.10 per item


The print collection includes 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

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

  • CCH iKnowConnect
  • HeinOnline
  • ICLR Online
  • Lexis Advance
  • Westlaw [international]
  • Westlaw Australia
  • Westlaw Canada
  • Westlaw UK


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