Crown Law Library

The Crown Law Library is a specialist law library that serves not only Crown Law and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General but all Queensland Government departments and agencies.

Services include access to legal research services, legal research training and a variety of legal research materials in both print and online formats. The library houses a print collection of Queensland historical legislation and provides access to key primary and secondary materials such as:

  • parliamentary materials
  • legislation
  • law reports – Australian, UK and other selected international jurisdictions
  • government gazettes
  • legal commentary services
  • texts
  • digests
  • journals
  • newspapers
  • annual reports.
Research and reference services

Our legal research services are conducted by a team of experienced reference and research librarians who provide expert information retrieval services including locating cases, assisting with complex legal and legislation research, and providing access to relevant resources and commentary on a particular aspect of the law.


The library isn't all about research retrieval. Our highly qualified librarians also provide training to Queensland Government officers on how to achieve better and more accurate results using online databases. Our librarians can provide on-site training, offering simple and easy to remember techniques for using any online research tool, including:

  • LexisNexis
  • Thomson Reuters
  • CCH
  • Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website
  • online journals databases.

The Crown Law Library offers all services on a fee-for-service basis.

Contact us

To find out more about what the Crown Law Library can offer your department, contact Manager Mari McGuire on
323 90876 or

The library is located on Level 7 of the State Law Building at 50 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Note: The Crown Law Library is not open to the general public.

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