About the Law Library

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The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law's Library opened September 2013. The law library facility is in the historic PACI building in Thunder Bay, sharing space with the law school and near classrooms and faculty offices. Our print collection contains around seven thousand volumes, with capacity to expand to eighteen thousand volumes over the next fifteen years.

The Law Library has a collection capacity for 18,000 volumes, seating for 100, and a mezzanine level consisting of 20 study carrels, three small group study rooms, and an instructional lab. Soft seating and computer desks are dispersed throughout the stacks on the main floor of the library.

The collection is a mixture of digital and print. Both print and digital resources include a core of primary and secondary materials with particular strength in Aboriginal law, Natural Resources law, and Northern practice materials suitable for rural and small town lawyering in accord with the mission of the Faculty of Law.

As we develop the collection, we endeavor where possible to enlarge access to interested groups outside of the law school. For example, we have access to HeinOnLine, which is a leading electronic journal database, and our use licence makes it available for researchers in other faculties with Lakehead University.