Law Library

Law Library is open with changed hours. Face-to-face services available at the Help Zone from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. You can contact Library staff online or by phone 9am to 6pm weekdays.

Law Library is located in Kensington within the Law Building and offers access to a wide range of materials, both print and online in the field of law and legal studies. See Law Library collection range for more information. Locate our facilities on the building maps with the mobile directory for Main Library and Law Library. After hours entrance can be found on Union Road near the after hours return chute, opposite Science and Engineering building.

UNSW Library is open to UNSW students & staff and UNSW Library members (UNSW alumni, NIDA staff & students, ULANZ and community borrowers). You will need to tap your UNSW ID or show your Library membership card at the after hours entrance, sign in by scanning the QR code and show evidence of your vaccination status. At this time UNSW Library spaces and collections are not accessible by any other visitors. To protect our community, practice physical distancing and use hand sanitiser, antibacterial spray and wipes readily available throughout the Library. Please wear a mask while in the Library.

UNSW students can Book a space to reserve individual study spaces on Level 1.

Help Zone: +61 2 9065 9444
Postal address: Law Library, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

UNSW Sydney map (Union Road - Kensington campus) - Union Road reference F8


Law Library refurbishment - study desks

Law Library refurbishment - display wall

Law Library refurbishment - rooms

Photos above: Luc Remond

Help Zone

The Help Zone is located inside the Library entrance. Visit us during staffed hours for assistance with your enquiries.

  • Borrow and return items
  • Pick up interlibrary loans - temporarily unavailable
  • Pick up DVD and other requested items - temporarily unavailable

Borrow and return items

If possible please do not return items.

You can borrow items using the self-check machines located near the Help Zone on Ground Level. When returning loans, use the self-check machine and place items in the return chute located in the Library Help Zone. The after hours return chute is located outside the Library on Union Road.

High Use Collection

The High Use Collection is located in the entrance lounge, near the Help Zone. Short loans and requested items are located here. Borrow and return short loan items using the self-check machine in the High Use Collection room. Late return of these items will incur fines.

Study rooms

To support requirements for physical distancing and COVID Safe measures, we have temporarily closed study rooms and collaborative areas. Loans for headphones, VGA and HDMI cables have been temporarily suspended.

UNSW students can Book a space to reserve individual desk study spaces on Level 1.

Study booths are on Level 1. Study rooms are on Ground Level and Level 1. Most rooms are equipped with LCD screens and/or whiteboards. Check individual room details for current capacity, specific furniture and equipment availability.

Tutorial rooms on the Ground Level and Level 1 are available for study when not in use for classes.


Computers are available throughout the Library. UNSW students can borrow laptops from a self-service loan locker next to the lift on Ground Level or Book a space to reserve a desktop computer on Level 1.

For UNSW student and staff Wi-Fi access, UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with personal devices. University visitors may use their personal device to access the UNSW guest Wi-Fi service.

Print/Copy services

Help phones are located in the Print/Copy areas for print copy scan enquiries. Further assistance is available at the Print/Copy Services desk at Level 2 Main Library. Print/copy/scanners are available throughout the Library at the Print/Copy stations.

Add credit to your UNSW ID card at the Print/Copy station Ground Level, any campus recharge kiosk, the Print/Copy Services desk on Level 2 in Main Library or students can pay online. See UNSW IT Printing for students for charges.


To support requirements for physical distancing and COVID Safe measures, we have temporarily closed kitchenettes. Find the nearest water refill station. No hot food or meals are to be brought into the Library.

Designated eating area with microwaves available in the entrance lounge kitchenette (Union Road side). For more information see Food in the Library.

Library toilets

  • Male and female toilets (including ambulant cubicles) are located on the Ground Level of Library
  • An accessible unisex toilet with a baby change table is located on the Ground Level of Library
  • A unisex toilet is available on Level 1


  • Whiteboards are available in most study rooms on Ground Level and Level 1.

Device charging

  • Device charging lockers on Ground Level and Level 1
  • Portable battery chargers available for loan at Help Zone (require your own cable) - currently unavailable

Also in this Library

  • Search the Library collection computer on Ground Level
  • A lift and stairs to both Library levels
  • UNSW Security Help Point intercom located near the central stairs on Level 1 and at the Library entrance Ground Level

Assistive technology centre

The Assistive technology centre is available on Level 1, room 113. Register to use this room with Equitable Learning Services.


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