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

Library services during Level 3 restrictions (21 September – 9 October 2020).

The Library has suspended appointments for study spaces for the duration of the restrictions at Level 3 in Dublin. We continue to provide book loans by collection (from Main Reception, by An Post and by DX courier).

All other library services are available by contacting the Library at email:

Book loans

Books can be delivered to your home or work address via An Post, or DX tracked courier (work address only).

Please let us know when ordering a book loan where you wish to have the book/s delivered. DX tracked courier delivers to work addresses only and requires signature on delivery.

Book loans can be ordered by contacting the Library at 01-6724843 or email

Book return

Books may be returned in person to Main Reception in Blackhall only.

Document delivery

Document delivery and legal research enquiries are fully operational.

Library services

The library offers a wide range of legal information sources including textbooks, journals, legislation, case law, precedent forms and electronic databases. 

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 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 solicitor in Ireland. Click on the image below to read about them in detail.


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

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Contact the library

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

Opening Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

If you have a library query please contact the library at tel: 672 4843/4 or email