About the Judicial Libraries

About the Judicial Libraries

The Administration of Justice Judicial Libraries are maintained to serve the research and information needs of the justices of the High Court, Court of Appeal, Magistrates, and Registrars and are therefore not open to the public except by permission from the Librarian. The collection housed in these Libraries is open to the legal professionals if they are appearing for a case before the High Courts of Botswana, Legal academics, and independent institutions, practicing lawyers and law students and other courts.

The Law and Legal Libraries are situated on the ground and first floor of the Building. The Libraries hold up to 15 000 volumes of legal information materials. These include mainly law reports, law journals and law reviews, legal textbooks, leaflets publications, annual supplements, digests and series.

There are also library collections in the Judge's Chambers, Registrar's offices and in the entire Magistrate's Chambers.

Electronic Resources.

These are available to primary users only.

Botswana Resources

Botswana Law Reports (CD-ROM)

International Resources

Jutastat publications (South Africa)
My LexisNexis Database (South Africa)
UK Full Library - LexisNexis (UK)
Westlaw International (UK)

Internet Services

Users can access the internet in our Law Libraries for legal research purposes. Authority should be obtained from the Librarian before accessing the facility.

Public Access Area

The public reading area allows outsiders access to the judicial libraries. However, users will not have direct access to the collection: material needs to be requested from the Librarian at the service desk.

The public reading room is open Monday to Friday between 0830hrs and 1630hrs.

The reading room has a selective collection of material and computer terminals that allow access to the library cataloque and other legal websites. However, users will have access to some online services.

A prepaid system will be used. Photocopying will be charged at P5 a page, payable to the accounts office and providing proof of payment at the library service desk.

Opening hours

The Judicial Libraries are open from Monday to Friday from 0730hrs to 1630hrs. During the Court of Appeal Sessions, the Law Library is Open Monday to Sunday from 0730hrs to 1900hrs.

Contact Librarians:

Judicial Library

Tel: (+267) 2412976

Judicial Library

Tel: (+267) 3718214/15

Judicial Library

Tel: (+267) 5338060
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