Answered By: Robert Cole Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016 Views: 258
Yes, the Library welcomes members of the Liverpool Law Society. Find out more below:
Law Collection location
Located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Abercromby Wing of the Sydney Jones Library (number 423 on the campus map), the Law Collection contains key reference works such as Halsburys Laws and Statutes, plus historical material such as Statutes at Large and older law reports series which are not available online. Current general and specialist law reports series and academic journals are also available. Jurisdictions covered include the UK, the EU, Canada, the US and Australia.
Members of the Liverpool Law Society are welcome to use all University of Liverpool libraries.
The Law Collection
Located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Abercromby Wing of the Sydney Jones Library, the Law Collection contains key reference works such as Halsburys Laws and Halsburys Statutes, plus historical material such as Statutes at Large and older law reports series which are not available online. Current general and specialist law reports series and academic journals are also available. Jurisdictions covered include the UK, the EU, Canada, the US and Australia.
In addition to primary sources and academic journals, there is a large collection of textbooks and monographs reflecting the teaching and research interests of the Liverpool Law School staff and students.
Search our Library Catalogue to find out if we have the material that you need.
New law books
The Library offers an RSS feed of new law items to help you keep up to date with new book purchases in specific subject areas. Please note to view RSS feed in the chrome browser an add on extension maybe required.
How do I borrow books?
Liverpool Law Society members can join the Library as borrowing members. An application form can be obtained from either the Sydney Jones or Harold Cohen Library either call in or telephone 0151 794 9500 to request a form be posted to you. Completed forms should be returned to the Sydney Jones Library, in person, together with proof of Liverpool Law Society membership. Membership will be for one year and can be renewed.
Liverpool Law Society members can borrow ten items for two weeks (with the exception of short loan items). Society members can borrow material from the entire print collection; borrowing rights are not restricted to the Law Collection.
Please note that membership is offered on an individual basis, not by Firm or Chambers.
The majority of our electronic resources are only available to staff and students of the University of Liverpool owing to the license agreements we sign. However, as a member of the Liverpool Law Society, if you register with us you are able to use our ‘walk-in’ service to access a large proportion of our electronic journals, electronic books and some databases for personal, non-commercial use. Note that there is no access to Lexis Library or Westlaw. For more guidance on the use of our electronic resources see the Acceptable use of e-resources policy.
Check the LibraryCatalogue or the e-Resources, A-Z to find out which electronic resources we subscribe to. If you wish to use a specific electronic resource, contact the library in advance of your journey to ensure the resource is available via our ‘walk-in’ scheme.
For more information, ask at the Help Desk in the Sydney Jones Library or the Harold Cohen Library, or call 0151 794 9500.
You are able to photocopy using one of the MFDs (Multi-Functioning Device) one is available near to the Law Collection on the 2nd floor, and there are additional machines throughout other areas of the library.
The MFDs are operated by using a card. Photocopying cards cost a £1 and can be purchased from the vending machine on the ground floor of the Abercromby Wing in the Sydney Jones Library or at the Harold Cohen help desk. Print credit can then be added to the cards via the print credit machines, located next to the guest card from the dispenser in the Sydney Jones library.
Support and help
Library staff are available to help you find your way around the Library and locate the material that you need. Staff are available, offering support from registration and basic directions, through borrowing books, to help with searching our collections for material, however they cannot interpret the law or undertake lengthy research.
The Library at The Law Society in London is available to all solicitors. You can visit in person or phone, fax or email your legal information enquiries to a team of experience law librarians.
Law liaison staff
The Liaison office for Law is located on the 1st floor of the Abercromby Wing of the Sydney Jones Library. Staff are available between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday to help with your queries. You can call the Office on 0151 794 3642 if you have any queries before you visit us.
Lisa Hawksworth is the Law Librarian and can be contacted on 0151 794 3950. Lisa can arrange a short orientation tour of the Law Collection in the Sydney Jones Library if required.
Liverpool Law Society news and events
Below is a selection of links to freely available resources that may help you in your search for legal information:
- BAILII The British and Irish Legal Information Institute - Free access to British and Irish case law and legislation, EU case law, Law Commission Reports and other law-related documentation.
- WORLDLII The World Legal Information Institute - Provides free access to worldwide law.
- EUR-Lex - The official source for EU law.
- www.legislation.gov.uk - Contains the original and revised versions of legislation, bringing together the Statute Law Database and the information on the Office for Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.
- Hansard - Searchable online access to both the House of Commons and House of Lords Hansard.
- Her Majesty’s Court Service - Free online access to House of Lords and Supreme Court judgments.
- WLR Daily - Free service from the ICLR providing case summaries within 24 hours of judgment.
- The Law Commission - Access to the full-text of recent consultation papers and reports.
- Official Documents - Contains Command Papers and House of Commons Papers from 2005 onwards.