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.
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
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-533-2526.
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 email@example.com
- 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.
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.
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