I'm a lawyer in BC, where do I start?

Courthouse Libraries is here to support your legal information and practice management needs. We provide access to online services aimed at making your research easier and keeping you up to date. And if you're not sure how to get started in your search for legal information, we offer research assistance by phone and email as well as in person.

If you are stuck on a difficult question, or just can't find what you're searching for, our staff is happy to help.

Remote access to subscription databases

  • Available to members of the Law Society with a Courthouse Library website account
  • Provides off-site access to:
    • HeinOnline
    • Irwin Law
    • Rangefindr

Apply for a library card

  • borrow books from the print collection
    • when you are in the library
    • from anywhere in the province 
      • free return shipping included
      • read about Book-in-a-box to learn more

Document delivery

  • order a document and we'll send it to you free of charge:
    • cases
    • statutes
    • precedents
    • pages from text

Register for CPD training


Lawbster is a digital forum created to connect legal professionals with one another. The site supports Communities of Practice, and helps lawyers, and other professionals who work closely with lawyers, connect, communicate, collaborate and educate one another.

Accounts are free to legal (and other) professionals who meet the eligibility criteria for one of the Communities of Practice. Click the following link to learn more: Lawbster

On-site services

And if you're able to visit our libraries across the province you can access an even broader range of digital tools, WiFi, workstations, printers and receive the assistance of our librarians.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, we are here to answer them - please contact us by email, phone or in-person.