The library provides an information service to the Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Local Court of the Northern Territory, as well as the legal profession of the Northern Territory. Litigants in Person are required to submit a request in writing to the Registrar for access to the library for reference purposes. On application other persons may be granted access to use the library.
The collection is a reference collection with some textbooks and bound law reports available to take to court. Bound volumes of legislation and Journals as well as loose-leaf services are not available for loan.
If the text, article or report required is not held by the library, arrangements can be made to obtain it on inter-library loan. This service is only available to the Judiciary and the legal profession, with the latter being charged the standard rate.
There is a PC available in the Darwin library to search the library catalogue and online legal databases. General Internet access is not available.
The library has a photocopier for the use of clients. There is a charge of $1.10 per page for copying and printing. If library staff are needed to undertake the copying the charge rises to $2.20 per page.