Welcome to the Library service of the Institute of Technology, Carlow. The services provided by the Library include book lending, individual and group study facilities, photocopying, information retrieval service and access to a range of online databases.
The Library holds a broad range of resources both printed and electronic to support the subject area of Law. These include books, journals, databases, Law Reports, newspapers and various other items.
Legal literature can be divided into two main categories - primary materials and secondary materials.
Primary materials are the written sources of the law e.g. Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments, Law Reports etc
Secondary materials include all other types of legal literature which are not formal records e.g. books, journals, etc
To facilitate the research process, this guide provides a brief outline of how to search for these different types of material.