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Getting started

This guide will help you find Acts, Regulations, Bills and Government publications from Australian States and Territories. We have developed a separate guide for finding NSW legislation and government.

You will need to sign up for a Library card to use many of the resources in this guide.

We've added icons next to each resource so you know where you can use them.

In the Library, or anywhere with a Library card icon In the Library, or anywhere if you are a NSW resident with a Library card
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Publicly available Publicly available - you don't need a Library card

Legal information at the Library

This Guide has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. The State Library holds an extensive collection of case law, legislation and looseleaf publications.

LIAC provides quality legal information to NSW communities through the public library network, the dedicated  Find Legal Answers website and by working collaboratively with key agencies.


Using the State Library Collection

Find out how to request, collect and reserve items from the State Library's collections.


NSW Legislation and government

See our NSW Legislation and Government research guide for information about NSW publications.


Opening hours

Reading room opening hours
Monday to Thursday    9 am to 8 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Weekends 10 am to 5 pm
Special Collections and the Mitchell Reading Room are closed on Sundays.
Opening hours may vary on public holidays. View opening hours.

Contact us

State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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