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The Library is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm


The WRLA is currently the sixth largest law association in Ontario with over 620 members. Our association was originally founded in Berlin in 1895 by a group of nine lawyers as a professional association aimed at providing access to a law library to its members. Today, our not-for-profit association continues to provide valuable library and research services, and has also grown to become a leading organization committed to offering its members advocacy, legal education, mentorship and guidance through the ongoing challenges facing the profession. The WRLA is governed by a volunteer board of lawyers and paralegals from all practice areas and represents all sizes of local law firms.  The WRLA operates in the Waterloo Region Courthouse Library and has one of the largest private law library collections in Ontario. While involved in innumerable community activities, the WRLA represents our members to the Ontario bench and bar, to all levels of government and to the public at large promoting our three pillars: KNOWLEDGE, ADVOCACY, and COMMUNITY.


The Waterloo Region Law Association Practice Resource Centre (Library and Lawyers' Lounge) has reopened to in-person use during staffed hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am -4:30 pm and after-hour access for WRLA members.

We would like to remind WRLA members and visiting counsel that anyone entering the courthouse and library must be masked at all times and have completed the online courthouse screening. Please show your completed screening to security upon arrival at the courthouse.

For members of the public: The Waterloo Region Law Association (WRLA) is a private library for the use of WRLA members, LSO members and legal practitioners. WRLA staff cannot provide legal advice. The WRLA cannot provide lawyer referrals. Should you need a lawyer in the Waterloo Region, please consult our member directory. If you need further assistance, please call the Law Society of Ontario's Lawyer Referral Service at 1-855-947-5255 or email  lsrs@lso.ca. Request a referral online at: https://lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome




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Waterloo Region Courthouse Library 
85 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON N2H 0A7 

PHONE: 519.742.0872
TOLL FREE: 1.866.201.0168 


Regular Library Hours

The Waterloo Region Courthouse Library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and closed evenings and weekends.

2021 Holidays

The Waterloo Region Court House Library will be closed on all provincial statutory holidays in 2021. Additional closings/reduced hours are:

  • April 5th - Easter Monday
  • September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 
  • November 11th - Remembrance Day
  • December 24th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve
  • December 31st from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - New Year's Eve
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