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Law Library

library entrance showing chairs and study area

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 8pm; Closed Weekends. We hope to increase our hours over the course of the term as circumstances allow.

The Law Library will be open to students starting September 7, 2021. 

Students using the Law Library will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes. 

Online services

Online services such as research help continue to operate regularly, with email help, zoom appointments, and drop in office hours available to students. A core collection print books will be available through the Law Library, with more available through the Main Library and available through the contactless print pickup service.

Have a question about the Law Library?

Email us at lawlibrary@ryerson.ca.

The Law Library supports the Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s research, teaching and study needs. We have a primarily digital collection. Most print volumes continue to be housed in the main Library, with a small core collection available in the Law Library. 

Key Legal databases can be accessed here: https://learn.library.ryerson.ca/az.php?s=49191

Research Guides providing digital access to the key primary and secondary resources available via the Ryerson Library can be accessed here: https://learn.library.ryerson.ca/lawsubj

Library staff are available to provide research assistance both online and in person during opening hours. 

Email reference assistance: please email lawlibrary@ryerson.ca for assistance with accessing or using legal information resources and one of the Law Library staff will respond to you.

Research Help Appointments: For one-on-one assistance in refining a legal research topic, finding legal information, and using databases and other resources, book a research appointment. Currently, all Law Library research help appointments are being conducted virtually through Zoom. Email the law librarians or book a time directly in their calendars during office hours (John Papadopoulos is available at john.papadopoulos@ryerson.ca, with bookable office hours, external link, and Lisa Levesque is available at lisa.levesque@ryerson.ca, with bookable office hours, external link).

Instruction
The Law Library provides 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 University fully re-opens, all instructional sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom.

John Papadopoulos: Head, Law Library; john.papadopoulos@ryerson.ca

Lisa Levesque: Law Librarian & Assessment Librarian; lisa.levesque@ryerson.ca

Denise Matchett: Library Technician, Law Acquisitions and Reference; dmatchett@ryerson.ca

Kelley Doan: Library Technician, Law Reserves and Reference; kelley.doan@ryerson.ca

Welcome from John Papadopoulos, the Head of the Law Library

John Papadopoulos

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 the Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s unique and ground-breaking curriculum.

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