Locations & hours

Library & Information Services

The Law Courts, seventh floor
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1S7
T: 902 425 2665
Toll-free: 1 866 219 1202
F: 902 422 1697
nsbslib@nsbs.org

The Barristers’ Library in Halifax is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and staffed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

To gain access to the library outside of staff hours or on the weekend, enter the Law Courts on the main floor (second floor). The reserve collection is not accessible outside of staff hours.

  • If you are a lawyer or an articled clerk, please show your member card to the commissionaire at the reception desk and sign the log book.
  • If you are a law student working at a firm in Nova Scotia for the summer and need to use the library after hours, please have your employer contact L&IS to outline the duration and your name will be added to the after-hours access list.

Consult the following list for locations of the 13 county barristers’ libraries throughout the province. Please note, these libraries are for the use of members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society only.

Annapolis County Barristers’ Library
Planning Services Building
396 Main Street
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0

Antigonish County Barristers’ Library
11 James Street
Antigonish, NS B2G 1R6

Cabot Trail Barristers’ Library
The Court House
495 Chebucto Street
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

Colchester County Barristers’ Library
The Court House
1 Church Street
Truro, NS B2N 3Z5

Cumberland County Barristers’ Library
16 Church Street, 2nd floor
Amherst, NS B4H 3A6

Digby County Barristers’ Library
The Court House
117 Queen Street
Digby, NS B0V 1A0

Hants County Barristers’ Library
240 King Street
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0

Kings County Barristers’ Library
87 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, NS B4N 2E5

Lunenburg County Barristers’ Library
Bridgewater Justice Centre
141 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1W2

Pictou County Barristers’ Library
Justice Complex
69 Water Street
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

Simon J. Khattar, Q.C. Memorial Barristers’ Library
Harbour Place, 2nd Floor
136 Charlotte Street
Sydney, NS B1P 1C3
902-539-8422

Strait Area Barristers’ Library
Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre
15 Kennedy Street, Suite 201
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2Y1

Yarmouth County Barristers’ Library
Yarmouth Justice Centre
164 Main Street, Suite 201
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C2