Bar Library


Library Update

The Bar Library's usual opening hours are Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm.

Please observe public health orders and COVID-safe practices, including social distancing when visiting the Bar Library.  Wearing a mask is recommended.

The librarians are available to answer research requests 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, please email

Please note when placing requests that the Bar Library is subject to terms and conditions from some of our commercial providers that limit our ability to distribute materials electronically.  The Librarians will advise when this occurs and requesters within relative proximity should be prepared to visit the Bar Library in person or send someone on their behalf to collect the materials from the access to subscribed content provided on the physical premises of the Bar Library.

Visiting Guidelines and Safety Requirements

It is a requirement under the New South Wales Bar Association’s COVID 19 Vaccination Policy that all visitors to the library be fully vaccinated.

The New South Wales Bar Association policy is available here 

Please note the following further safety measures:

• Please sanitise your hands on arrival and departure.

• Wearing a mask is recommended while visiting the Library.

• Please be mindful of social distancing (1.5 metres between you and others) at all times.

• If you are feeling unwell, even with mild cold or flu symptoms such as sore throat/cough, please do not visit the Library.

Please adhere to these guidelines for the safety of all members and staff. Members are requested to exercise courtesy and patience when requested by Association staff to provide a vaccination certificate or adhere to these safety procedures.


The click and collect policy is no longer in operation.  Loans are available for 7 days (unless recalled) and can be renewed twice (unless recalled).  Any items can be recalled after 3 days if requested by another member.


Returns can be made during opening hours at the 'Returns' slot near the library entrance and to the returns bin located near the entrance to the library after hours.

Thank you, 
Bar Librarians

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