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Legal practitioners may apply for access to the Law Courts Library's collection on a "user pays" basis, in accordance with the Library Rules [PDF, 20 KB]. Please note that access for legal practitioners does not include borrowing rights.
To visit the library to use its resources, you will need to complete
application for an Access Card.
The Access Card enables you to enter the secure floor which houses the Law Courts Library, and to browse/copy items from the collection.
Access is available for one day, one month, or on a financial year basis.
If you lose your card, please make a written request for a replacement. There is a $81.90 fee to replace a lost card.
Payment can be made by electronic funds transfer or credit card. A surcharge of 0.4% is applied to credit card transactions.
Type of Access
Access Card application form
Application form [Word, 26 KB]
Application form[Word, 27 KB]
[Word, 26 KB]
The Law Courts Library primarily serves judicial officers of NSW courts. Legal practitioners may browse the collection and photocopy relevant materials after being granted access, however borrowing rights are not included.
Please note that the document supply service is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 1 July 2021, the Library offers the following document supply service for unreported judgments:
The fee for supplying a judgment is set out in the
Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 (NSW) Sch 1, Pt 5, item 6.
To request an unreported judgment, please
send an email with the following information: