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SSC Library & Facilities

The SSC Library is open to Members and SSC Firms for research, photocopying and fax, borrowing, and various computer services. Our Members' Lounge is also available, with daily newspapers and a direct connection to the Court's tanoy system for regular updates.

Normally open from Monday to Friday, between 9.30 and 16.00, out of hours access to the Library is open to Members , and will require a Parliament House Identity Card and the Library's security code. This can be obtained from the Librarian upon application in writing. 


Research - Copies of documents from our comprehensive legal library can be by fax, e-mail, DX, or Royal Mail. For any documents sent through the DX system, requests for information should be received prior to 15.00.

Photocopying and Fax - A photocopier and fax machine are available for use by Members. Use of either machine will incur a small charge.

Borrowing - Most materials can be borrowed for up to 10 days, with copies sent to out-of-town members by DX or Royal Mail.

Computer Services - The Library provides access to a wide range of electronic databases. There is also a dedicated Library Wifi service, for use by Members with personal computers, tablets, and phones.

Textbooks &

Roman Law Material

Electronic Sources


The SSC Library holds all Scottish textbooks, plus selected English and European textbooks, Roman Law materials.


Law Reports

The library holds all Scottish law reports plus selected English and European Human Rights Law reports; Court of Session Opinions 1982 - date; Session Cases 1821 - date.


The library holds all Scottish journals and a selection of English & European titles.


Public & General Statutes 1275 - date; Local & Private Statutes 1811 - date; Statutory Instruments 1896 - 1995 (hardcopy), 1896 - date (CD-Rom); Acts of Adjournal and Acts of Sederunt 1530 - date.

Government Publications

Scottish Law Commission Reports & Discussion Papers.

Current Legal Information

This contains cases, legislation and articles from 1947 to date from many different journals and law report series.

Family law reports (1980 - date)
Scots law times (1893 - date)
Statutory instruments (1896 - date)
Statute law - Public & General Statutes (1235 - date)

This includes text of reported and unreported cases in England and Scotland, legislation as amended, journals, law reports and current awareness.

Pro Jure Pace et Fiducia

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