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Legal Information Access Centre

The Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) at the State Library of NSW is a specialised legal information and research service for the general public. The centre has an excellent legal collection and is staffed by law librarians who can help you find information relevant to your issues.

Self-represented litigants should contact LIAC for assistance with their legal research requirements. 

The state library has an extensive law collection including plain language resources, legal text books, law journals, legislation and law reports.

The library also subscribes to an extensive range of loose-leaf services and online legal databases.

The LIAC service is provided to meet the legal information needs of residents across New South Wales.

You can consult the 'find legal answers' section of the LIAC website or look for the 'Find Legal Answers' toolkits in your nearest local public library.

Public libraries with extra legal resources

Many public libraries have additional collections of legal resources and specialist librarians to assist you. Find a public library with legal resources through LIAC's map

Law Libraries for legal professionals

Law Courts Library

The Law Courts Library is intended for judges and other legal professionals. The library is not open to students or members of the public. 

Library resources can be searched via the catalogue.

Legal practitioners and libraries can apply for access to the law courts library's collection on a 'user pays' basis. Access for legal practitioners does not include borrowing rights. 

The library is open to access card holders from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It is located on a secure floor of the Law Courts Building at Queens Square, Sydney.

See Library contact details.

NSW Bar Association Library

The NSW Bar Association Library is primarily for barristers and retired members of the bar association. 

Law Society Library

The Law Society Library is a practical collection which aims to meet the information needs of solicitors practising in New South Wales.

Last updated:

25 Jun 2020

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