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

Covid-19 update - Library closed

As of Monday 23 March, the Law Society Library is closed. The library team are working from home and can be contacted at

All online services including legal research and document delivery are fully operational.

It is not possible to process book loan requests during the current public health crisis.

If you haven't already, do sign up for our weekly email - LawWatch - with the latest judgments, legislation and journal articles. To subscribe, send your details including your solicitor id to

Library services

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

The library also sends a weekly e-newsletter, LawWatch, on important Supreme and High Court written judgments, recent legislation enacted and topical articles from a range of Irish, UK and European journals recently received by the library.

Login to Library Catalogue

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

Please 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

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

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