Sir John Salmond Law Library
The Sir John Salmond Law Library is currently closed due to the temporary shutdown of the Ligertwood Building.
The Law Library’s High Use collection has been moved to the Barr Smith Library and remains accessible. The Barr Smith, Waite, and Roseworthy libraries are open to University of Adelaide staff and students between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. All current loans have been extended, however if you wish to return an item you can do so using the Barr Smith Library 24/7 return chutes.
If you require further assistance, please contact Ask Library on 8313 5759.
The Sir John Salmond Law Library is a research and reference library offering access to a wide range of Australian and international legal resources.
The majority of the library's holdings comprise the statutes and law reports of the Commonwealth of Australia and Australian states, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Collection strengths include significant journal holdings and text collections in comparative, international and environmental law.
View opening hours for the Sir John Salmond Law Library.
Contact & location
The Sir John Salmond Law Library is located on the ground and lower ground floors of the Ligertwood building on North Terrace - view campus map. Ask Library is located on the ground floor of the Ligertwood building.
- Over 25 individual study carrels.
- 25 group study tables.
- 10 study rooms for group or individual study.
- 2 specialised rooms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (with computers).
- Over 50 computers.
Where to return loans
There is a returns chute at the Ask Library desk on the ground floor of the library, and a 24/7 returns chute on the eastern side of the Ligertwood building. You can return items to any of our libraries.
Printing, scanning and photocopying
Printing is available and uses your student quota. All of the printers in the library can also be used for photocopying and scanning (to USB). Learn more about printing, photocopying and scanning in the library
Recharging your devices
iPhone lightning chargers are available for loan from Ask Library.
Borrow some tech
The following items are available for loan from Ask Library:
Both the ground and lower ground levels of the Sir John Salmond Law Library are accessible via a card-operated lift located near the main entrance to the Ligertwood building.