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Can Covid-19 Help Us Build a Better Law Library?

June 19, 2020

By Alan Kilpatrick

You may have heard that the Law Society’s office and library locations are closed until further notice due to Covid-19.  Despite the closure, your top-notch law librarians and information professionals continue to operate at full capacity on a remote basis.  We’re actively exploring how we can maximize your access to resources and best serve you remotely.  In short, we’re innovating remote legal information & law library services.

Here’s what we’re doing to support you right now:

Information & Research Assistance
Contact us by email or phone with your legal information questions. As your legal information navigators, we can find whatever you are looking for. If it takes longer than five minutes to find, ask us!
1-877-989-4999 or 306-569-8020
9:00am – 4:30pm

Online Resources
You have access to one of Canada’s leading online legal resource collections.  Simply log into the Members’ Resource Section to access an outstanding online law library right on your desktop.  Technology enables us to push the limits of how we support your information needs.

Remote Resources Video Tutorials
Last month, we launched a video series, Remote Resources for Law Society Members, to highlight the online resources you can access remotely!  SlawTips described the series as “perfect for a time when more people than ever are working away from their office or usual workspace.” Watch it here.

Online Legal Resources in the Age of Covid-19 (CPD 282): June 18th @ 1200pm
We’re all dealing with the challenges of working and practicing law remotely during this unusual time.  Don’t let legal resources add to that challenge.  This is a CPD opportunity you can’t afford to miss!  Register here.

Print Resources & Library Access
Our physical libraries remain closed.  If you require print materials, contact us and we’ll work with you to identify alternate online resources.  Excellent online resources exist in many research areas.  If necessary, we may retrieve print materials or scan short excerpts for you as needed.  We will also not require items to be returned at this time unless to meet another member’s urgent request.

Primo: Your Library Catalogue (CPD-178)
To get the most out of our print resources, search Primo, our integrated library catalogue.  Watch our free recorded webinar on using Primo, eligible for one free CPD credit!

We appreciate your support as we continue to assist you during this unusual and challenging time.

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