The Library is currently closed to in-person access. Staff are working remotely from home.
The WRLA Library provides a full range of research services to members of the Ontario Bar, the Judiciary, articling students. Professional, experienced staff are available to assist you with your research and use of the library facilities, whether you are using print or electronic resources.
Services provided include:
Please be advised that we cannot:
All research is provided free of charge to members of the WRLA.
Photocopying and Printing
Self-serve or staff assisted photocopying and printing is available in the library through a code-based system. Copy codes allow charges to be accumulated and invoiced quarterly (with charges broken down by user and month). Lawyers, students and office staff must comply with Copyright Act provisions. Copy codes are only available to members of the WRLA.
Photocopy and print charges are 25 cents per page.
Non-Members and those who wish to opt out of a code can be assisted by staff and settle accounts at time of printing by cash, Visa, Mastercard, debit or cheque.
Faxing, Scanning and Emailing
WRLA Members can request material to be faxed, scanned or emailed to their office. There is currently no cost to have library staff email up to 10 cases, if the lawyer is unable to come to the library and time is of the essence. A $0.25/page charge applies to faxing and scanning material regardless of the number of pages.
Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan
In January 2003 a formal Document Delivery Agreement was adopted by LibraryCo concerning the sharing of resources amongst county and district law libraries. The agreement allows for the lending and borrowing of returnable (books) and non-returnable (copies) material between all libraries. If we do not have what you need we can get it for you in most cases, the next business day. There is no charge to our members for this service. Use AdvoCat to view the holdings of the Great Library and all county and district libraries.
Borrowing Library Material
Most print material can be signed out by WRLA members for 2 weeks (14 day) loans. Borrowing privileges are restricted to paid up members of the WRLA and their students.To access up-to-date holdings of the WRLA Library click here to access the WRLA online catalogue.
Using the Library During the Provincial Shut Down
WRLA members are able to book an appointment to use the library in-person during the provincial shut down. Please use the form below to book an appointment.