Library

The Law Society library provides information, reference and lending services to members of the Law Society and Law School trainees.

Accessing library services during Covid-19

Book loans

If you require book loans, we can arrange to leave these for collection or deliver by post or DX. Book loan collection does not require an appointment.

Study space

In line with the Government’s reopening plans on 22 October, the Library has removed the booking system and time-limited slots. Members and students availing of study spaces will be requested to enter the Building via the Main Door, sign a contact register and observe hygiene and social distancing requirements within the Building and the Library. Masks/face coverings are required to be worn for the entire duration of your visit.

All other services including book loans, legal research enquiries and document delivery are fully operational. Book loans are delivered by DX tracked courier and An Post, or may be collected from Main Reception, Blackhall Place.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library at tel: 01-6724843 or email: libraryenquire@lawsociety.ie.

Library charges for document delivery

Library charges for document delivery and post/dx were reintroduced on 1 July 2021. These charges were waived since May 2020. During this period, we supplied approximately 5,000 documents free of charge.

Login to Library Catalogue

To access library services including the catalogue and book loans, visit the online library catalogue site.

Login with your Library username and Pin (your library password or pin is provided by library staff and is not the same as the Law Society website password).

Celebrating a Century of Equal Opportunities Legislation - the First 100 Women Solicitors

The Law Society Library has been able to collect biographies and photographs for 47 of the first 100 women admitted as solicitors in Ireland. Click on the image below to read about them in detail.

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Law Society Institutional Archives online

As of November 2016, you can now access an online version of the Law Society’s Institutional Archive 1841-1940s including Roll Books, Council Minutes, Gazettes, Court of Examiners Minutes, Registers of Apprentices and SADSI materials. For details, log into the online library catalogue.

LawWatch newsletter

Sign up for LawWatch - a weekly email with the latest judgments, legislation and journal articles. To subscribe, contact libraryenquire@lawsociety.ie.

Contact the library

Address: Library, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.
DX 79
Tel: (01) 6724843/4
Email: libraryenquire@lawsociety.ie

Opening Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

If you have a library query, please contact the library at tel: 01 672 4843/4 or email libraryenquire@lawsociety.ie.