Department of Justice is now the Department of Communities and Justice. Find out more >
The Law Courts Library is primarily for judges of NSW courts. The library is not open to members of the public, however you can
search our catalogue online (via our home page) and request to borrow certain items through your local library.
Please search the Library Services catalogue to find out which publications are held in the Law Courts Library. Most material is available for inter-library loan, with some exceptions such as rare books and unreported judgments. Contact your own public, university or other organisation's library to request an inter-library loan.
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.
You can consult the Find Legal Answers section of the State Library of NSW or look for the Find Legal Answers toolkits in your nearest local public library.
Many public libraries have additional collections of legal resources and specialist librarians to assist you. Find a public library with legal resources through
State Library public library map.
While the library is not open to members of the public or students, special tours may be offered to coincide with Law Week each year.