Communities and Justice

Services for library communities

Access to the library

Access to the Law Courts Library is governed by the Library rules (PDF, 109.3 KB). Access is available on application to librarians qualified for admission as associates of the Australian Library and Information Association. 

To visit the library to use its resources, you will need to complete an application for an Access Card. An annual access fee usually applies. The Access Card enables you to enter the secure floor which houses the Law Courts Library.

Access fees for libraries

Access period Access card application form Fee (GST incl)
Financial year ​Application form (DOCX, 28.5 KB)  $920.20

If you lose your card, please make a written request for a replacement. There is a $92.95 fee to replace a lost card.

Document supply service


From 1 July 2023, the Library offers the following supply service for unreported judgments:

Item Fee

$71 (GST exempt)

The fee for supplying a judgment is set out in the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 (NSW) Sch 1, Pt 5, item 6.

To request a judgment, please send an email with the following information:                

  • contact details
  • Judgment details: party names, court, judge (for single judge decisions), date

Under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), requests for all material except unreported judgments must include a copyright declaration. Please state in your email: 'This request complies with s 50 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)'.

Library tours, student visits and placements

Library tours may be arranged for special interest groups such as conference delegates. The Law Courts Library also hosts visits and placements from time to time for library and information students. Please contact us to make a request.

Last updated:

08 Nov 2023

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