The LawMatters program at CLBC, made possible with funding from the Law Foundation, has been working directly with public libraries (PLs) in BC since 2007. We administer collection grants for libraries to purchase print legal materials annually, offer training for public library staff, and provide collection support and guidance. Having worked with all 71 library systems in BC, LawMatters offers a unique perspective on public library needs within the PLEI sector. This research study looks at public libraries in rural and remote regions and how they support the PLEI needs of BC’s rural and remote communities.
2019 recommendations for LawMatters
- Public legal information in BC's rural and remote community libraries: recommendations for LawMatters (summary)
- Preliminary report of LawMatters research: the role of rural public libraries in providing PLEI services (full report)