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Legal Profession Admission Board students

How to get a library card and what you can borrow

To borrow from the Library, you’ll need to use the Student ID/Library Card that was processed by the Student Centre as part of your enrolment into the program. It’ll be revalidated at the beginning of each session in which you are enrolled.

This LPAB guide will help you find all the resources you need to complete your coursework.

Your card gives you full access to Library services and borrowing privileges at all University of Sydney Libraries.

If you have any questions about your Student ID/Library Card, get in contact with Student Centre.

My account is your personal login to the Library

  • check due dates, renew and request items.
  • pay fines.
  • set up your favourite searches and get alerts for new resources.

Distance students and borrowing

LPAB students who are living in Australia but beyond the below train stations are considered to be distance students and are eligible for services for distance students:

  • Lisarow
  • Richmond
  • Faulconbridge
  • Picton
  • Wollongong

Legal research classes and Library tours

To make a booking please email Patrick O'Mara, our LPAB Librarian, or give him a call on (02) 9351 0293.

Hands-on classes

The Diploma in Law Information Handbook includes a list of all the current classes that the Library is running on legal research.

Our classes provide an introduction (or refresher) on searching legal databases and other useful websites, and provide lots of hands-on practice and exercises.

Classes include:

  • Finding cases - finding Australian and English cases in a variety of databases and how to find additional information about cases.
  • Finding legislation - finding and researching legislation.
  • Finding books and journal articles - looks at finding books and journal articles for assignments and study.
  • 'All in one' research classes – a 3 hour class that cover all of the classes to make attendance easier for students who are unable to attend individual sessions.

Library Tours

30 minute tours of the Law Library are available on request.

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