STAFF

Librarian
Lisa Allen
 
Assistant Librarian
Leonie Anderson
 
Technical Services Librarian
Emma Sellwood
 

Hours

The library is closed for entry until further notice. The librarians are available to assist with your reference queries via email from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. A Click Collect & Return service is available. Collections and returns may be made between 11am and 1pm Mondays and Thursdays.
 

USE OF THE LIBRARY

The Association's Library is primarily for barristers who hold a current NSW practicing certificate and other members of the Bar Association.

Solicitor members should, in the first instance, seek assistance from the Law Society Library. If the Law Society cannot assist, then the member or the firm's library may request the item from the Bar Library. If a solicitor member of the Bar Association wishes to use the library, they are welcome to visit the Library and undertake their own research.

Interstate practitioner members should, in the first instance, employ the resources in their home jurisdiction. If they cannot assist, then the member may request the item from the Bar Library. Interstate practitioners are welcome to visit the library and undertake their own research.

The Library’s lending and research services are not available to persons who might reasonably be expected to have access to similar services in their home jurisdiction, institution or firm.

For further information, see Library Rules


LIBRARY SERVICES

Reference Requests

The library staff are available to assist with reference questions and problems. We do not conduct exhaustive research but are happy to direct you to relevant resources.

Training

Online Training
An introduction to using the online databases available in the library. Individual or group bookings.

Chambers Staff Education
A tour of the library and introduction to the resources (print and electronic) for new chambers staff.

Interlibrary Loans

The library offers an interlibrary loan service for materials not held in the collection. The library has access to Libraries Australia, the National Library's database of library holdings in Australia. Standard interlibrary loan charges apply for this service.
 

LIBRARY CHARGES

All charges inclusive of GST

 
Loans from external law libraries*
No charge
 
Photocopies and loans from other libraries
Charges as per ILRS Code

*Law Courts Library and Law Society of NSW Library

PHOTOCOPYING

While following copyright guidelines in relation to fair dealing and research and study, members may photocopy library materials that cannot be borrowed, emailed or downloaded.