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:
- Administrative law
- Canada. Supreme Court
- Canada. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Civil law
- Civil procedure
- Commercial law
- Constitutional law
- Court rules
- Criminal law
- Criminal procedure
- Domestic relations
- Human rights
- Judicial process
- Labour laws and legislation
- Medical laws and legislation
- Municipal law
- Indigenous peoples-legal status, laws, etc.
- Personal Property
- Real Property
- 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.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Law Society of Ontario 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
Online request form
LiRN (Legal Information and Resource Network)
Hamilton Law Assn.
Pia Williams, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-213-6867
Middlesex Law Assn.
Gail Brown, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-556-5570
County of Carleton Law Assn.
Stuart Watkins, Reference Assistant
Toll Free: 866-637-3888
Metropolitan Toronto Law Assn.
Nancy Frivalt, Manager, Library Serv.
Toll Free: 866-258-8886
Essex Law Assn.
Doug Hewitt, Law Librarian
Toll Free: 866-815-1112
Prince Edward Island
Law Society of Saskatchewan - Legal Resources Library
Toll Free: 877-989-4999
Toll Free: 888-989-7499
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