Legislation & case law


These guides were created by Courthouse Libraries BC staff and can help you get started researching selected acts, Provincial and Federal Legislation and Court Rules.

About our databases

Learn about the databases created and maintained by Courthouse Libraries BC staff.

Subscription databases

These subscription databases are available on the computers in every one of our libraries.

BC Proclamations

BC Proclamations lists BC Acts brought into force by regulation since January 2009. Information is provided weekly by the Registrar of Regulations in Victoria.

Canada Proclamations

Canada Proclamations list Orders In Council proclaiming federal acts brought into force since January 2009. Information is provided weekly by the Privy Council Office in Ottawa.

Unreported decisions

Unreported decisions Index provides access to more than 33,000 unreported court and tribunal decisions from 1881 to 2013.

Table of Local and Private Statutes

The Table of local and private statutes provides complete list of amendments and citations for British Columbia’s private, local and unconsolidated public acts from 1872 to 2018. These acts are currently available in print only.