Library Resource Sharing

To evolve as a research facility for the digital age, the Supreme Court Library is emphasizing effective use of electronic networks to expand traditional resources. This goal can be accomplished in part through formal resource sharing agreements which allow libraries to concentrate on core areas, and build a network of interdependent collections, coordinated by shared electronic catalogues and supported by high speed document delivery systems.

For purposes of resource sharing with federal libraries with law collections in the National Capital Region, the Supreme Court Library has agreed to maintain collection strengths in the following areas:

Subjects

  • Administrative law
  • Bilingualism
  • Canada. Supreme Court
  • Canada. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Civil law
  • Civil procedure
  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Court rules
  • Courts
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Domestic relations
  • Human rights
  • Judges
  • Judicial process
  • Jurisprudence
  • Labour laws and legislation
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Municipal law
  • Indigenous peoples-legal status, laws, etc.
  • Personal Property
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Jurisdictions

  • Canada : Federal, Provincial, Territorial
  • Common law : United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand
  • Civil law : France, Belgium
  • Other : European Union, International Law and Organizations

Federal Library Resource Sharing Partners

Arrangements to adapt collection development and library policies to accommodate sharing of resources have been made with the following federal libraries in the National Capital Region.

  • Courts Administration Service, Library Services (collections and services are open only to Federal Court judges and personnel, and to selected libraries as partners in resource sharing agreements)
  • Global Affairs Canada Library
  • Justice Canada Library

National Resource Sharing Partners

The Supreme Court Library has also entered into a resource sharing agreement with each of the provincial and territorial court and law society library systems, consisting of reciprocal interlibrary loan arrangements between partners. Under the agreement, interlibrary loans for items not locally available should be arranged through your provincial system. Please make delivery arrangements through the contacts listed below.

Alberta

Alberta Law Libraries

Edmonton
Telephone: 780-422-2342
Fax: 780-427-0397
Email: all.edm@gov.ab.ca

Calgary
Telephone: 403-297-6148
Fax: 403-297-5171
Email: all.cal@gov.ab.ca

British Columbia

Courthouse Libraries BC
Toll Free: 800-665-2570 (AB, BC, NT, YT)
Telephone: 604-660-2841
Fax: 604-660-2821
Email: bccls@bccls.bc.ca

Federal

Supreme Court of Canada Library
Telephone: 613-996-8120
Fax: 613-952-2832
Email: library-bibliotheque@scc-csc.ca

Manitoba

Manitoba Law Library Inc.
Telephone: 204-945-1958
Fax: 204-948-2138
Email: greatlibrary@gov.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Law Society of New Brunswick Libraries
Telephone: 506-453-2500
Fax: 506-453-9438
Email: lawlibry@nbnet.nb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Library
Telephone: 709-753-7770
Fax: 709-753-0054
Email: lawlibrary@lawsociety.nf.ca

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Court Library
Telephone: 867-873-7618
Fax: 867-873-0368
Email: Bev_Speight@gov.nt.ca

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Telephone: 902-425-2665
Fax: 902-422-1697
Email: nsbslib@nsbs.org

Nunavut

Nunavut Court of Justice Law Library
Telephone: 867-975-6134
Fax: 867-975-6380
Email: courtlibrary@gov.nu.ca

Ontario

Law Society of Upper Canada Library
The Great Library’s document delivery service operates under the "Access to the Law Policy" and the "Custom Copying Guidelines for Staff."

Toll Free:1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315, ask for the Great Library
Telephone: 416-947-3315, ask for the Great Library
Fax: 416-869-0331
Email: refstaff@lsuc.on.ca
Online request form

LibraryCo Inc.

Hamilton
Hamilton Law Assn.
Pia Williams, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-213-6867
Telephone: 905-522-1563
Fax: 905-572-1188
Email: pwilliams@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

London
Middlesex Law Assn.
Gail Brown, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-556-5570
Telephone: 519-679-7046
Fax: 519-672-5917
Email: gail@middlaw.on.ca

Ottawa
County of Carleton Law Assn.
Stuart Watkins, Reference Assistant
Toll Free: 866-637-3888
Telephone: 613-233-7386
Fax: 613-238-3788
Email: stuart.watkins@ccla.ottawa.on.ca

Toronto
Metropolitan Toronto Law Assn.
Nancy Frivalt, Manager, Library Serv.
Toll Free: 866-258-8886
Telephone: 416-327-5703
Fax: 416-947-9148
Email: frivaln@mtla.on.ca

Windsor
Essex Law Assn.
Doug Hewitt, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-815-1112
Telephone: 519-252-8418
Fax: 519-252-9686
Email: essexlaw@mnsi.net

Prince Edward Island

Law Society of Prince Edward Island Library
Telephone: 902-368-6099
Fax: 902-368-7557
Email: pborden@lawlib.pe.ca

Québec

Legal Information Access Centre
LIAC - Montreal
Toll free: 877-666-2057
Telephone: 514-866-2057
Toll free fax : 866-879-9470
Fax: 514-879-8592
Email: peb@caij.qc.ca

Saskatchewan

Law Society of Saskatchewan Libraries
Regina
Toll Free: 877-989-4999
Telephone: 306-569-8020
Fax: 306-569-0155

Saskatoon
Toll Free: 888-989-7499
Telephone: 306-933-5141
Fax: 306-933-5166
Email: pbates@lawsociety.sk.ca

Yukon

Yukon Law Library
Telephone: 867-667-3086
Fax: 867-393-6212
Email: yukon.law.library@gov.yk.ca

How to contact us

Director
Supreme Court of Canada Library
301 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OJ1
Telephone: 613-996-9971
Fax: 613-952-2832
Email: library-bibliotheque@scc-csc.ca

Information and Reader Services
Telephone: 613-996-8120
Fax: 613-952-2832