Library Collections

The library’s collection consists of both primary and secondary resources - judgments, ILO reports, law reports, monographs, statutes, periodicals, information files, speeches, laws and electronic resources on industrial relations, employment, trade unions, management, economics and other peripheral subjects. The North Library collection consists of about 6,000 books, 37 Series titles and about 25 law reports. The South Library has about 3,500 books, 20 Series titles and 8 law reports.

The monographs are classified according to the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) scheme. Periodicals/journals and Law Reports are arranged in strictly alphabetical order.

Judgment Collection:

This collection consists of all Judgments delivered at the Industrial Court since 1965 as well as the relevant Court of Appeal / High Court judgment.

Books:

Texts on employment law, industrial relations, occupational health and safety, business, leadership, management, economics, psychology, legal writing...
Law Reports:

Our collection of law reports range from All England Law Reports to West Indian Law Reports. See full listing below:

  • Atkins Court Forms
  • All England Law Reports
  • Commonwealth Law Reports
  • Dominion Law Report
  • Halsbury's Law of England
  • Industrial Cases Report
  • International Labour Law Report
  • Knights Industrial Reports
  • Labour Arbitration Cases
  • New South Wales Law Reports
  • New Zealand Law Reports
  • Times Law Reports
  • Trinidad and Tobago Law Reports
  • Union Labour Reports
  • West Indian Reports

 

Information Files:

The daily newspapers are indexed on topics relevant to the Court and entered in the Library’s database – EOS.

Journals:

The collection consist of legal, social, and economic related journals. 

Online Databases:

The Library subscribes to the LEXISNEXIS databases. This is accessed by authorized personnel only.

Special Collections:

  • International Labour Organization publications
  • Speeches (Special sitting speeches and papers presented by the President of the Industrial Court, as well as past presidents and member)
  • Industrial Court bibliography – Newspaper articles, journal articles, book extracts as it relates to the discussion on the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 50th Anniversary historical magazine - This historical magazine titled "Journey to Gold: Industrial Court 1965-2015" features personal experiences and views from industrial relations practitioners as well as past and present judges. It also presents the Hansard records of the debate on the Industrial Stabilization Bill in the House of Representatives.