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Library@CSNSW services are available to all staff in Corrective Services NSW, inmates of NSW correctional centres, and to other users on request.
The collection for Corrective Services NSW staff covers a wide range of print and online resources with an emphasis on criminology, penology, psychology, sociology, management, education and training. Library services may be made available to external users by arrangement.
The Library also maintains a significant print collection and legal information portal for inmates’ information and recreation.
Registered users can access the majority of our print and online resources in one simple search using Library@CSNSW OneSearch.
Individual resources can also be accessed for more targeted searching, using the following links:
The Library team have extensive experience in undertaking comprehensive literature searches. Registered users are encouraged to contact the Library to request assistance in gathering information, either by using the Literature Search Request Form or the contact details provided below.
The library also provides a document delivery service for items (e.g. books, journal articles, audiovisual materials etc.) that are not currently in our collection.
These items may be requested using the Document Delivery Request Form.
The Library team is experienced in conducting both legal research and literature searches, using our comprehensive online and print collections.
Staff queries, including legal queries, may be directed to the Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy (BFCSA) Library.
Legal queries and information requests for inmates may be directed to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) Library.
18 Jul 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.