The use of the Law Library is governed by r.48 of the Legal Profession Rules 2009:
48. People entitled to use the library.
- (1) The following people may use the library free of charge —
- (a) judges and magistrates;
- (b) members and officers of State or Commonwealth courts,tribunals, boards or similar bodies;
- (c) local legal practitioners;
- (d) articled clerks and other persons undertaking approved practical legal training requirements (within the meaning given in section 21 of the Act);
- (e) members of Parliament;
- (f) members of a department of the staff of Parliament referred to in the Parliamentary and Electorate Staff (Employment) Act 1992;
- (g) members of the Police Force;
- (h) holders of an office, post or position established under an Act;
- (i) public service officers and employees within the meaning given in the Public Sector Management Act 1994;
- (j) employees of persons referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (i) acting in the course of their employment.
- (2) Law students may use the library free of charge subject to any restrictions determined by the committee.
- (3) The following people may use the library subject to any restrictions, including as to payment of a fee, determined by the committee —
- (a) interstate legal practitioners;
- (b) Australian-registered foreign lawyers;
- (c) employees of persons referred to in paragraphs (a) or (b) acting in the course of their employment;
- (d) litigants in person, and officers and employees of corporate litigants;
- (e) any other person, or class of people, determined by the committee.
Extract from www.slp.wa.gov.au, see that website for further information