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Law Library

John Papadopoulos

Welcome from John Papadopoulos, the Head of the Ryerson Law Library

Welcome to Canada’s newest academic law library. We look forward to working with you as we build collections and services that enable our students and faculty to pursue high level research while also supporting Ryerson Law’s unique and ground-breaking curriculum.

The Law Library’s extensive collection of online resources can be accessed via the Library’s website.

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The Law Library reading room is closed until further notice. The Law Library continues to offer research assistance via email and Zoom. Please contact the Law Library at lawrefdesk@ryerson.ca. Electronic collections can be accessed at: https://library.ryerson.ca/law/

The Library holds approximately 16,000 monographic titles in law (both print and e-book). This collection will grow to support the Faculty of Law’s research, teaching and study needs. Most print volumes continue to be housed in the main Library, with a small core collection available in the Law Library. In addition to monographs, the collection also includes print copies of Federal and Ontario legislation as well as key case law reporters. The Law Library has acquired access to all of the essential online collections of primary and secondary legal materials (campus-wide access to Canadian, US Commonwealth and international materials via LexisWestlawProViewHeinJustisOneLLMCKluwer Law Online, etc.) 

Research Assistance

Please email lawrefdesk@ryerson.ca for assistance with accessing or using legal information resources and one of the Law Library staff will respond to you. For one-on-one assistance in refining a legal research topic, finding legal information, and using databases and other resources, Please email the Law Librarian john.papadpoulos@ryerson.ca. Currently, all Law Library research help appointments are being conducted virtually through Zoom.

Subject Research Guides

The Law Library is developing research guides for each of the subjects in the Faculty of Law’s  curriculum. These guides will provide students with access to the key primary and secondary resources available via the Ryerson Library.

Law Research Guide

Instruction

The Law Library will provide instructional sessions on legal research generally as well as research as it applies to specific areas of law as requested by faculty and instructors. Until the Library buildings fully re-open, all instructional sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom or Google Meets.

Upcoming Instructional Sessions

WestlawNext Canada – cases, legislation and the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, external link, opens in new window.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw – cases & legislation and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, external link, opens in new window

Secondary Legal Resources, external link, opens in new window

Contactless Print Pickup

The Ryerson Library is pleased to offer Contactless Print Pickup Service for print books that are not available electronically. This service is open to Ryerson community members with an active OneCard.

Scan and Deliver

The Library offers a Scan and Deliver service for Ryerson students and employees with a valid OneCard.  Scans of articles and single book chapters may be requested when there is no electronic copy available. Documents will be delivered via email.

Requests for material can be made from Search Everything, external link and the Library Catalogue by completing a google formScan and Deliver Request Form, external link for each item to be scanned. More information is available on our Scan and Deliver Service page

John Papadopoulos

John Papadopoulos


Head, Law Library
john.papadopoulos@ryerson.ca
416-979-5000, ext. 544760

Denise Matchett

Library Technician
Law Acquisitions and Reference, Law Library 
dmatchett@ryerson.ca 
416-979-5000, ext. tba.