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​Introduction

The Law Library Unit of the Attorney General's Chambers of Brunei Darussalam was first established in 1980. In the organization, the Law Library Unit is reporting directly under the Legal Draftsman.

Roles on duty

The library’s main task is to keep and maintain an updated copy of the laws of Brunei Darussalam with the latest amenedments for reference. It also provides essential legal ​source of information to the officers of the Attorney General’s Chambers. The library staffs are responsible for liaising with the Government Printing Department for the process of publishing Government Gazettes.

The Collections

It has a collection of more than 17,000 volumes consisting of text books, law reports, journals, serials and statutes. Besides having an extensive collection of both legal and non-legal materials, documents, text books, reference materials, encyclopedias, Brunei Court Judgments and even legislation dating back to the British administration, it has also other legal information sources online such as LawNet Singapore, LawNet Malaysia and LexisNexis databases. 

Book loan

The library is to cater specially for the officers and staffs of the Attorney General’s Chambers and therefore not open to members of the public. The public can make enquiries to the librarian regarding availability of any particular legislation. Facilities in the library are available for research studies by the Government officers having “consent to prosecute” and students. Students are required to present a letter of confirmation from their respective educational institutions.

Attorney General’s Chambers Publication

The AGC publications such as Constitution of Brunei Darussalam, Laws of Brunei, Judgments of the Courts of Brunei Darussalam and Brunei Law Reports are available for purchase from the library. Opening hours for purchase: Monday – Thursday: 8.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.; Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.