The Law Library is your point of entry to legal information. We provide legal research support and instruction to students, faculty, and other members of the Queen’s community. Our services include course-based instruction, tailored research guides, and individualized research consultations with our law librarians.

Our physical spaces and print collections are located at the William R. Lederman Law Library on the second and third floors of the Law Building. Our digital collections include key legal research platforms like Lexis and Westlaw, as well as a growing collection of ebooks, journal literature, and other legal resources.

New students in the Faculty of Law are encouraged to visit our online orientation for an introduction to the Law Library and this short video that introduces all of Queen's University Library's spaces, services, and resources.


Publication coverage: Early 2000s - present

CanLII is an open access Canadian law information database that provides access to legal commentary, legislation, and court judgements from all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts, and decisions from many tribunals nationally.


Access to full-text of legal journals, books, US federal statutes and regulations, and more.

Index to Canadian Legal Literature

Publication coverage: 1985 - present

Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) is a bibliographic database providing thorough coverage of Canadian law journal literature. ICLL indexes journals, law reports, books, book reviews, theses, essay collections and Canadiana Forthcoming Books. ICLL records relate to articles, monographs, case comments, annotations, seminar proceedings, etc., as selected by ICLL's legal editors.

Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text

Publication coverage: Journal articles: 1981 - present ; Books: 1993 - present.

Index to more than 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, approximately 1,400 books are indexed each year since 1993. More information.


Publication coverage: 1980 - present

Comprehensive index to law and law-related journals and newspapers.

Lexis+ Premium

Publication coverage: Varies

This legal database provides access to Canadian and international case law, tribunal decisions, legislation, and secondary sources such as legal commentary, textbooks and treatises, Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, quantums, legal dictionaries, forms and precedents, and more. It also includes Legislative Pulse, a bill and regulation tracking service.

Westlaw Canada

Publication coverage: Varies

This database provides access to Canadian and international case law, legislation, tribunal decisions, and secondary sources such as legal commentary, textbooks and treatises, quantums, legal dictionaries, forms and precedents, and more. This database also includes exclusive sources like the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
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Join us for a journal article publishing workshop

Please join us for a journal article publishing workshop on Tuesday, December 5th at 9:00 am in Stauffer Library, Room 014.

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Holiday Donation Drive at Stauffer Library 

We invite the Queen’s University community to help us decorate our tree with a little holiday magic. From now until December 17 we will be accepting donations of new hats, mittens, and socks to be distributed to local agencies via the United Way.

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Subject Specialists

Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.