Library and research services for BAQ members
The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is Queensland’s principal legal information provider, and is pleased to offer its information services to Bar Association of Queensland members. SCLQ’s extensive resources span local, national and international materials, accessible online via the Library catalogue, as well as a comprehensive collection of print research materials, totalling more than 150,000 items.
Bar Association of Queensland member benefits include remote access to a selection of online databases, after hours library access and onsite access to our comprehensive range of online subscription services.
Ask a librarian
Supreme Court Library Queensland provides a legal research service to BAQ members. For only $27.50 an hour we can help with your legal research, guide you to appropriate resources and advise you on search strategies for complex research enquiries.
Members can order copies of library material including journal articles, reported or unreported judgments, extracts from textbooks, and other items from our extensive print collection for 60.5 cents a page plus a search fee of $2.75 an item.
Free online resources
Register online with SCLQ to access a range of our online databases, including Hein Online, Legaltrac, Oxford Suite, ‘Making of Modern Law’ and ‘Eighteenth Century Law Online’.
If criminal law is a major area of practice, you can apply to access our Queensland Sentencing Information Service (QSIS). Key features of the service include browsing comparable cases, High Court of Australia and Queensland Court of Appeal judgments searches, searching defined terms in legislation, Judges’ sentencing remarks archives and Queensland courts’ practice directions.
Queensland Legal Updater is a free legal information service provided by SCLQ via email. Published every Monday, QLU comprises selective reviews of the most important new Queensland cases and legislative changes from the past week, practice directions and selected journal articles.
Our experienced and helpful information services team can also provide legal research training and assistance on how to use our online catalogue and resources more effectively.
Additional benefits of visiting the library
Visit our libraries in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville or Rockhampton to access LexisNexis, Westlaw, CCH and AGIS PlusText databases. No bookings are required to access our public PCs or study spaces in these locations, but BAQ members can also apply for after hours access to the library.
In 2015 there will be a renewed focus by the library on providing a high level of support to BAQ members. This will include expanding our training and support programs to assist you to identify, locate and make more effective and efficient use of the range of print, electronic and online resources available to the profession.
We encourage you to give us your feedback so that we can improve our services. Please send your suggestions to Carlo Iacono, Principal Librarian Collections & Services, at email@example.com.