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Primarily a research library, there is no lending service. It is possible to obtain copies of material, subject to copyright limits and copy charges, where applicable.

The Library also acts as the Tynwald and Isle of Man Government bookshop and official documents are available to view and purchase.

Contact Us: 01624 685520 or email:

How to find us: Location Map

Library Collections 

The library catalogue may be accessed at

In addition to the online collections (see left hand menu) the following collections of material are available from the Library:

  • Manx law (though not all Manx law cases), Debates of the Legislature 1888-date, and most reports of the Legislature and Executive Government that have been laid before Tynwald since 1906;

  • Manx Statutes from 1417 and secondary legislation from the 18th Century to date;

  • English Statutes and Halsbury’s​ Laws;

  • Newspapers - the Manx newspapers, the Times, the Telegraph and the Financial Times. Copies are archived for three months and local newspapers for five years.

  • Journals and periodicals with a current affairs, legal or political theme.

The Library works in close co-operation with HM Attorney-General's Chamber, the Manx Museum Library and other collections, both on and off the Island, in order to supplement resources.

General Enquiries and Research

Staff in the Information Service are available to assist the general public with basic enquiries, particularly finding documents in hard copy or on websites and directing them to Government Departments for further information. Staff may not give legal advice.​