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.

Cambridge Law Reports: International Law Reports Archive

The International Law Reports Archive includes volumes 17 (1956) - 120 (2020). It contains decisions in English of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts. Cases are drawn from national and international jurisdictions.


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.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law

This database from HeinOnline contains the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended, or endorsed by the National Conference of Commissions on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). It also includes the NCCUSL Archive Publications, containing all available transcripts of the proceedings of each Annual Meeting, as well as the transcripts of the discussions of the Committee of the Whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Users can browse by subject or search the full text of the entire National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws - Archive Publications.

Voting Rights and Election Law

Voting Rights & Election Law from HeinOnline is a collection of thousands of subject-coded titles that illustrate the nuances and complexities of elections and the voting systems in the U.S. as well as other countries from around the world. It includes books, reports, legislative histories, and scholarly articles. New content is added monthly.

West Academic Casebook Archive

This ebook collection from HeinOnline is a collection of out-of-print and superceded casebooks (beginning in 1837) from West Academic's American Casebook series, University Casebook series, Hornbook series, and Nutshell series, excluding only the two latest editions of each title. This archive is updated twice a year.
 Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) and Andrew Stobo Sniderman
Catriona Gibson Memorial Lecture with Douglas Sanderson and Andrew Stobo Sniderman

The Faculty of Law invites you to join authors/lawyers Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) and Andrew Stobo Sniderman for a discussion about their book, Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation, moderated by Prof. Lindsay Borrows.

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Changes to printing at the library

As of today (January 2), we have updated PrintQ, our printing application, to serve you better.   

There are some key changes to be aware of:

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