The Supreme Court Library Queensland’s latest free exhibition delves into the history of its rare books collection and examines their enduring significance.
Since its foundation in 1862, SCLQ has provided judicial officers, practitioners and students with access to the most authoritative legal sources.
Many of the books in the SCLQ collection are rare: a book may be called ‘rare’ for its age, value, beauty or connection to significant individuals or events. Rare books attest to the durability of both the ideas contained within them and the craftsmanship with which they were made.
The exhibition will run until 30 June 2023 and is available weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm at the Supreme Court Library Queensland, Level 12, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law. See sclqld.org.au/rare-books.