Key library services available

These are difficult times for everyone, and while you continue your critical work helping your clients, I want to take this opportunity to remind you that all of us at your law library are still here to help you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the decision in late March to close the library’s physical space to the public to protect our customers and staff, and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. However, we are still very much open for business.

Most of our staff are now working online from home, delivering the full range of essential library services remotely. Meanwhile we still have access to the library’s comprehensive print collection to enable us to satisfy your requests for copies of material from that collection.

Members of our skilled and experienced legal research team can help you with information enquiries, research assistance, requests for copies of judgments or other documents not available online, and training on accessing and effectively using our collections and databases.

Coronavirus or no coronavirus, as a full QLS member you are entitled to 30 minutes of legal research assistance and 10 documents a day, for free.

To submit an information request, go to sclqld.org.au/research.

Don’t forget to make the most of our other services during this difficult time, including free access to:

  • a large number of key online legal resources through our popular Virtual Legal Library (VLL) service – eligibility conditions apply (sclqld.org.au/vll )
  • the official published unreported judgments and sentencing remarks from Queensland courts and tribunals on our CaseLaw databases (sclqld.org.au/caselaw)
  • our weekly newsletter, Queensland Legal Updater, to keep you up to date with legal news and developments (sclqld.org.au/information-services/qld-legal-updater).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance. All of us at the library wish you well during these highly unusual and challenging times.

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This story was originally published in Proctor May 2020.

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