Library service updates

Updated September 13, 2021

Librarian assistance

Our team of librarians from across the province is available to assist you Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

We encourage you to contact us by phone or email before visiting our libraries. We're able to provide many services this way, and may be able to save you a trip to the courthouse, or reduce the amount of time you need to spend on site.

Contact us with your legal information questions and requests for resources. We can search for cases, precedents, legislation, articles, and expert commentary in our print and digital collections. We’re temporarily waiving our document delivery fees for legal information resources.*

Call us:

Monday to Friday from 9 - 4:30:

1-800-665-2570

Email us:

librarian@courthouselibrary.ca 

We aim to respond to all enquiries within two business days. There is no priority service at this time.

Electronic resources

Courthouse Libraries BC has arranged temporary remote access to CLBC’s WestlawNext and Quicklaw subscriptions to Law Society of BC members. For access details, contact us at librarian@courthouselibrary.ca.

If you need help navigating any of our resources staff are available to provide assistance.

Library access

Most of our libraries are now providing limited in-person services. We still encourage all our clients to access our services through phone and email service before visiting our libraries.

Please read our COVID-19 safety plan to learn about the steps we are taking to keep staff and clients safe:

COVID-19 safety plan

For the public:

Limited public access is available in most courthouse libraries and may be restricted due to occupancy limits. Please visit our locations and contact page to see if your library location is currently open.

For the legal community:

Access is available in all of our libraries following after hours protocols. Protocols vary by location and access may be restricted due to occupancy limits. Please visit our locations and contact page and see Access for the legal community for each location.

Updates

This page will be updated as information changes. Please check back for the most up to date information.

* CLBC reserves the right to limit the fee waiver depending on the demand and our ability to provide service to our clients in a fair and consistent manner.