Practice Resources

The Waterloo Region Law Association Law Library is a privately funded library. Staff services, electronic resources and the collection are for the exclusive use of members of the Waterloo Law Association, articling students and lawyers in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Access for non-lawyers and/or members of the public is at the descretion of the Association Library. 

Most print material can be signed out by members for 3 day or 1 week loans. Borrowing privileges are restricted to paid members of the Association and their students.To access up-to-date holdings of all County and District Law Libraries click here to access the AdvoCat catalogue.

Courthouse Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Library is Staffed:
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Pia Williams, MLIS, Library Manager/Executive Director

Sara Faulhafer, Library Tech, Association/Library Assistant 


Photocopying and Printing

Self-serve or staff assisted photocopying and printing is available in the library through a code-based system. Photocopy and print charges are 25 cents per page. Those who wish to opt out of a code can be assisted by staff and settle accounts at time of printing by cash or cheque. Copy codes allow charges to be accumulated and invoiced quarterly (with charges broken down by user and month). Lawyers, students and office staff must comply with Copyright Act provisions. Details are available from library staff.

Faxing, Scanning and Emailing

Members can request material to be faxed, scanned or emailed to their office. There is currently no cost to have library staff email up to 10 cases, if the lawyer is unable to come to the library and time is of the essence. There is a $5.00 charge for each additional case. A $0.25/page charge applies to faxing and scanning material regardless of the number of pages.

Computer Assisted Research

Through the LibraryCo Toolkit,members and articling students have free access to LexisNexis Quicklaw and Criminal Spectrum. In addition, the law library subscribes to Westlaw eCarswell and The Wrongful Dismissal Database. Members also have access to O'Brien's Canadian Forms & Precedents online. Library staff are available to help you get your research underway.

Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan

In January 2003 a formal Document Delivery Agreement was adopted by LibraryCo concerning the sharing of resources amongst county and district law libraries. The agreement allows for the lending and borrowing of returnable (books) and non-returnable (copies) material between all libraries. If we do not have what you need we can get it for you in most cases, the next business day. There is no charge to our members for this service. Use AdvoCat to view the holdings of the Great Library and all county and district libraries