The Society’s Library is open during Courthouse hours (8:30-4:30) and after hour access is available with membership card. To gain after hours access, have your member card ready to present to the Commissionaire.

The Barristers’ Gowning Room is open at the Law Courts. Please contact the Society’s Library staff at [email protected] or call (902) 425-2665 or connect with the Sheriffs upon entry to the courthouse to receive the room access code.

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NSBS Library Discovery Catalogue

We provide access to current, practical Canadian legal resources to meet the basic needs of practising lawyers in Nova Scotia and the information needs of Society staff.

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Lawyers' Reading Room

Find the Lawyers’ Reading Room on the navigation bar in the members area of the Society’s website. Access is restricted to members of the Nova Scotia Bar, and NSBS staff.

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Library Fees and County Bar Libraries

Service fees and County Bar Library Hours. Please note, these libraries are for the use of members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society only.

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Nova Scotia’s Office of the Legislative Counsel provides bills, statutes and proclamations from the 1998-1999 session to date, as well as Statutes at Large, 1758 to 1835. The most current Table of Public Statutes and Index to Local and Private Acts are also provided.

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