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Law Society Library

LibraryThe Law Society Library is a practical collection of publications which aims to meet the information needs of solicitors practising in NSW. The collection includes judgments, law reports, practice books, text books and journals.

Free access is available in the Library to the internet and a number of online subscription services.

Location and opening hours

The Library is located on the first floor of the Law Society at 170 Phillip St, Sydney.

The hours of operation are 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday with entry to the Library restricted from 4.45pm.  The Library is not available on public holidays.

See Using the Library for rules and conditions.

Catalogue search

The online Library catalogue is publicly available but only solicitors with current NSW practising certificates may request to borrow. 

Loans and requests for services

The following services are available:

  • Loans
  • Photocopying and emailing
  • Research

To submit requests, send a fax to 02 9221 1917, send an email to library@lawsociety.com.au, or complete the appropriate request form.

Please note the following:

  • The loan period is one week.  Fines may be incurred for the late return of loans.
  • The minimum cost  for photocopying / faxing is $25.00 (for up to 50 pages and $0.50 per page thereafter).
  • A fee may be charged for the research service.  Library staff will provide fee details before requests are processed.
  • Postal delivery is not available to Sydney CBD addresses.  DX delivery is available however, city solicitors are encouraged to attend the Library to collect loans.
  • Country and suburban solicitors must provide a DX or postal address so material can be dispatched promptly.  Delivery to country and suburban areas within NSW is free.



  • Law Society Library
  • Level 1
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0324
  • F: (02) 9221 1917
  • E: library@lawsociety.com.au