Library Fees and County Bar Libraries

Library Service Fees

Self-serve photocopying and printing

  • $0.40 per copy (black & white)
  • Lawyers may purchase photocopying cards for $20.00 or $40.00, plus a $2.00 deposit fee per card.

Custom downloading from paid online resources, photocopying and printing

  •  Cases – $10.00 per case
  •  Statutes/regulations– $10.00 per statute/regulation, using official sources where available
  •  Articles – $10.00 per article
  •  Other – $10.00 per item

Legislative history

  • Nova Scotia statutes: post-R.S.N.S. 1989 to date – $20.00 per statute, using official sources
  • Nova Scotia statutes: pre-R.S.N.S. 1989 to date – $30.00 per statute, using official sources
  • Other statutes – $30.00 per statute, using official sources where available
  • Regulations – $30.00 per regulation, using official sources where available

Books by courier

  • Lawyers may contact the Barristers’ Library to borrow circulating books. Library materials will be sent out the same day, whenever possible. The cost of shipping books out and returning them to the library is borne by lawyers.

Interlibrary loans

  • $20.00 per article or book, plus the costs imposed by the lending library, including its courier costs

Faxing services

  • Lawyers can use the Barristers’ Library’s fax machine to send material at a cost of $1.00 per page. Lawyers can have material faxed to them at the Barristers’ Library at a cost of $1.00 per page.

Overdue/lost books

  • Lawyers who do not return overdue material after three reminders are invoiced for the cost of the material, plus a $25.00 per item processing fee. Lawyers who return overdue material after receipt of an invoice are still accountable for the $25.00 processing fee.

County Bar Libraries

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

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