NSBS Library Hours of Operation and Resources

Did you know the NSBS Library is open from Monday to Friday from 8-4 and is accessible 24/7 with your membership card?

These online resources licensed for lawyer use are available on the library user computers at the Barristers’ Library in Halifax, and the Simon J. Khattar Memorial Barristers’ Library in Sydney:

  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada legal encyclopedia, the Pleadings, Motions & Facta filings gallery, as well as a wealth of commentary such as journals, law reviews and premium texts & treatises.  Key areas of practice covered include Criminal Law, Family Law, Wills & Estates Law and Civil Litigation in LexisNexis Advanced Quicklaw
  • LexisNexis Practical Guidance provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance in managing matters and completing tasks efficiently while avoiding potential pitfalls through tools such as checklists, practice notes, precedents with drafting notes, alternative clauses and current awareness legislation trackers and articles.  Key areas of practice include Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, Employment, Family, Wills & Estates, and Litigation.
  • HeinOnline (U.S. and Canadian journals, U.S. primary law and case law links)
  • Four divisions (I – Commercial and General, II – Corporations, IV – Leases & V – Wills and Trusts) in WestlawNext Canada

The Society also provides desktop access to the Irwin Law eBook Collection and Emond Working With the Law eBook Collection. 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.