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Services and Programs of the Law Library

Service Point and Reserve

The Law Library has a Service Point and Reserve area adjacent to the main entrance of the library. Our Reserve stacks are open, and all library users are encouraged to browse; however, only faculty, staff, students and those members of the public who hold a current Queen's library card may borrow Reserve materials.

Loan periods


Queen's Undergraduates

RMC and St. Lawrence College Students

Alumni and Community Borrowers

Queen's Law Graduate Students

Queen's and RMC Faculty/Staff

Books 14 days Term Loan
Journals (current and bound) No loans 3 days
Reserve books and articles 3 hours (sometimes 1 hour or 1 day) 3 days (sometimes 1 hour or 1 day loans)

Mystery of the Law Collection - DVDs

3 days 3 days

Mystery of the Law Collection - Books


14 days

14 days
Videos/DVDs 14 days 14 days
Reference Materials, Legislative Materials, Reporters
No loans No loans


  • Reserve Materials : 2 Cents/Minute (students), 40 Cents/Day (faculty and staff)
  • Law Journals : 40 Cents/Day (faculty and staff)
  • Books from the Stacks : 40 Cents/Day (everyone)

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Law Students and Faculty

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service is available to law students and faculty through the central interlibrary loan department at Stauffer Library. Please see more information at Queen's University Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services.

Legal Practitioners

For lawyers, law firms and County Law Associations, the central interlibrary loan department offers a chargeable document delivery service. Please contact Stauffer's Interlibrary Loan department at racadmsl@queensu.ca or 613-533-2526.

Other External Groups

If registered in RACER, please use the Standard Web Request Form. If not registered in RACER, please send an email request to racadmsl@queensu.ca or 613-533-2526.

Reference/Information Services

General Information

Reference services are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for assistance with legal research and using the Law Library. Staff are available to help with any problem or question. No appointment is necessary, though you can book an appointment in you would like. Individual tutorials can also be set up on specific electronic or print research tools, such as LexisNexis Quicklaw, WestlawNext Canada, journal indexes, etc.

  • Reference questions can be sent via email to weblaw@queensu.ca
  • The Reference phone number is (613) 533-2842.

Research Service for External Clients

Librarians at the Law Library provide assistance with legal research services for anyone; however, they do not give legal advice. People who require legal advice are advised to consult a lawyer, the Kingston Community Legal Clinic ((613) 541-0777) or Legal Aid at Queen's ((613) 533-2102). The Law Society of Upper Canada also offers a lawyer referral service.

Instructional Programs

The Law Library offers a variety of instructional programs for groups of library users, such as the Queen's Law Journal staff and volunteers, the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal staff and volunteers, students involved in the Moot program, and to various law and non-law classes.  Professors and students are welcome to request a legal research instructional program tailored to a subject or project.

Legal Research Materials

There is a freely accessible legal research manual on the Law Library home page.

Seminars and Tutorials

Reference staff provide an ongoing series of seminars and tutorials on various legal research topics. Watch for notices of upcoming seminars or contact the reference staff directly with seminar suggestions or to schedule individual tutorials.

Wifi, Computers, Scanners, Photocopiers and Printers

Anyone with a Queen's NetID can access the wifi available throughout the law library. The law library also has computers, scanners, photocopiers, and printers available.

Last Updated: 30 July 2015

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