We thought we’d mark Library & Information Week 2014 by taking a look at our editorial team’s oft-used and well-loved onsite library. Located on the fifth floor of a converted 19th century woolstore in Pyrmont, Sydney, our humble little library boasts a massive 6700 titles in its automated catalogue, with a further 590 archival boxes of historical material.
With so much content, it’s little wonder that the floor under the library had to be structurally reinforced to support the weight of all those books!
Some interesting facts about our editorial library:
- The oldest books are hand-bound English law reports from the early 1800s – nearly 200 years young!
- The most extensive journal in the collection is our very own Australian Law Journal, which has chronicled the Australian legal landscape since 1927. Now in its 88th volume, the Journal (along with its Reports) commands a highly impressive 14.5 metres of shelf space!
- It is a deposit library for Thomson Reuters, meaning that it holds a copy of almost everything ever published by Thomson Reuters. As well, it is an extensive legal research and reference library in its own right, with a general personal and professional development collection for staff use.
We love our library, and we don’t know what we’d do without it! See our gallery of photos below: