Advocates Library

Website http://www.advocates.org.uk/
Address Parliament House
11 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF
Telephone 0131 260 5683
Fax n/a
Email inqdesk@advocates.org.uk
Official Publications website (if available) http://voyager.advocates.org.uk/ (Advocates Library Online Catalogue)
Contact/Subject Specialist Helen Robinson
Reader Services Librarian
helen.robinson@advocates.org.uk
Collection Description

The primary role of the Advocates Library is to meet the information needs of members of the Faculty of Advocates. This is achieved through the acquisition of UK Official Publications via purchased subscriptions and utilising our Legal Deposit privilege for law publications.

Our Official Publications collection is an excellent resource of both Primary and Secondary Legislation publications of the British and European Parliaments (EU collection is now historic only)

Collection strengths

The Advocates Library has a  large collection of UK legislation, from Scottish Acts in Regiam Majestatem (published in 1597) and Acts of King Henry VIII (published in 1551) to the Acts of the Scottish Parliament / Public, general acts available  today. We also have Local, Personal and Private Acts from 1798-. We hold a collection of UK Statutory Instruments not reprinted in publishers bound volumes and copies of Draft Statutory Instruments.

In addition to this UK Official Publications material we also have legislation from a large number of foreign jurisdictions during colonial periods, as well as some of more recent dates.

Access to Official Publications Access is available to:

  • Members of Faculty of Advocates
  • Organisations staff
  • Other

Access by other users: The Library is not open to the public. The Advocates Library Online Catalogue contains information on our Official Publications collection; however, some older material may only be recorded on a local card catalogue. In the first instance members of the public should contact the Enquiries & Reference Services Division of the National Library of Scotland (Telephone: 0131 226 4531  Fax: 0131 466 2804  E-mail: enquiries@nls.uk For further information see:  http://www.nls.uk/ )

Services (related to Official Publications)

Official Publications may be requested and consulted via the National Library of Scotland. Members of the public should contact the Enquiries & Reference Services Division of the National Library of Scotland (Telephone: 0131 226 4531 Fax: 0131 466 2804  E-mail: enquiries@nls.uk For further information see:  http://www.nls.uk/ )

Subscription Databases n/a
Passage of Bills series No subscription
Entry updated June 2017

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