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Library services

The Library is a major criminal justice information service supporting the information needs of the Australian Institute of Criminology's (AIC) research programs, and also providing services to key stakeholders and other clients. The Library produces CINCH, a database of Australian criminal justice information and houses the JV Barry Collection.

The full Library's catalogue is available online. Many recent items are available in full text online and these are indicated by the URL in the main record (labelled Electronic resource). Due to copyright and licensing restrictions, the Library is unable to provide full text material where open access is not available (labelled Electronic document). You may need to arrange an interlibrary loan through your own library to access some material.

JV Barry Collection

The Library has a print and electronic collection of English-language material with a strong Australian representation and an emphasis on recently published literature. Subjects covered by the collection include criminology, the social sciences, policing, corrections, and criminal justice.

Public enquiries

AIC librarians may be able to assist and advise you on accessing AIC research and on sources of information for criminology related enquiries. The AIC is not able to provide legal advice or investigate individual matters, please consult a legal or law enforcement professional for such assistance.

Loans and access

Access to AIC premises is restricted and requests to visit the library should be directed to the jvbarry [at] aic.gov.au (Library Manager). Library visitors are advised to search the library catalogue before visiting the library to ensure we hold the material you require.

Interlibrary loan charging schedule

The Library contributes records to Libraries Australia and others libraries may arrange interlibrary loans through this network. The standard code of practice for interlibrary loan services applies.
ALIA Service-level standards and reciprocal network arrangements are applicable.

Last updated
21 November 2019