COVID and Fall 2021 Access

Library Hours:

Starting September 7, the Library will be open:

Monday to Thursday:        8:45 am – 11 pm
Friday:                               8:45 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday:      10 am – 8 pm

The Library is only open to current Faculty of Law students, faculty, and staff. See more re Hours and Location.

COVID Protocols

Masks will continue to be required in the Library. If a patron loses or breaks a mask, we will have spare masks at the Circulation Desk. Group study rooms are currently limited to 2 people for the smaller rooms and 4 people for the larger rooms. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are located throughout the Library.

Electronic Resources and eBooks:

The Law Library subscribes to a significant number of legal databases. In addition to these databases, we have purchased access to a large number of eBooks published by Irwin Law, Edward Elgar, LexisNexis, and Thomson Reuters, and we recently acquired access to approximately 60 titles from the Emond Publishing Casebook collection. If there are eBooks that you need for your research please let us know and we will endeavour to acquire access. You can check the online availability of the Fall term's course readings here.

The Print Collection:

As of September 7, the print collection is once again open and accessible to the Law School Community. As a result, the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) with HathiTrust is no longer available.

U of T students and faculty outside of the Law School can request Law Library books through the catalogue by using the "Library Pickup" service. Sign into the catalogue with your UTORid, find your book(s), open the full catalogue record, and click on "Library Pickup," complete the form and select from Robarts, UTSC, or UTM, and click on Send Request. Library staff will retrieve the print material from the Stacks. You will be notified via e-mail when your requested items are available for pick-up at Robarts Library. For print course reserves and short-term loan items, contact the Library and we will endeavour to scan and deliver via e-mail portions of the book to the extent permitted by copyright law.

Reference and Research Support

Law Librarians are available to provide reference and research support. For the month of September, those services will be remote by phone, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom, or email. Please contact them directly or through law.ref@utoronto.ca.

Updated September 7, 2021.