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The Library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE WRLA

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.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:48 | Anonymous

    Small Claims Court is expanding operations to include motions to set aside defaults, as well as requests to clerk for assessment hearings and motions in writing filed before March 16, 2020. Updated information re email filing added as well.  CLICK HERE to read notice

    The Small Claims Court public notice now provides that the Court will accept requests for the following matters:

    • motions to set aside a noting in default and/or default judgment;
    • requests to clerk for an assessment hearing, if initially filed before March 16, 2020; and
    • motions in writing, if initially filed before March 16, 2020.


  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 14:33 | Anonymous

    The Ministry of the Attorney General has advised that the Guelph courthouse located at 36 Wyndham Street South will be closed effective October 21, 2020 until further notice due to an HVAC concern. As a result, in-person criminal hearings of the OCJ at the Guelph courthouse (36 Wyndham Street South) are suspended until further notice. Remote proceedings, including bail, plea court, judicial pre-trials, and criminal case management court, will proceed as scheduled.

    Please note that, because family proceedings are conducted at a different courthouse (74 Woolwich Street) in Guelph, they have not been affected and will proceed as scheduled. CLICK HERE to read notice.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 13:25 | Anonymous

    It's back! Remote desktop access to Quicklaw program has been reinstated. 

    As there are still some issues with library access for lawyers throughout the province, they've restarted the program. This is the same program that had been running earlier this year, but was discontinued in September. 

    Any existing IDs for lawyers should now be reactivated (so if you signed up earlier, your credentials still should work), and new participants can once again self-register using the following code:  https://signin.lexisnexis.com/lnaccess/UserRegistration?regCode=eac39t2.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 14:21 | Anonymous

    MAG has announced that The Superior Court and Ontario Courts of Justice have suspended all in-person court hearings at the Milton Courthouse due to a new discovery of mould in the Milton courthouse. Matters will be rescheduled. CLICK HERE to read notice.

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

PHONE: 519.742.0872
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HOURS & HOLIDAYS

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.

2020 Holidays

The Waterloo Region Court House Library will be closed on all provincial statutory holidays in 2020. Additional closings/reduced hours are:

  • 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
  • January 1st - New Year
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