York Region

Law Association

LINK TO YRLA CATALOGUE

Includes all YRLA holdings + links to online publications such as the Crown Prosecution Manual, CanLII, eLaws, Criminal Code, ESA Manual, LSO CPD articles, etc.

LINK TO ONLINE UNION CATALOGUE

(All 48 Courthouse Libraries)

(Select "York Region Law Association" on the right hand side to view only YRLA's materials.)

The Library is located at:

50 Eagle Street West, 3rd floor
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6B1
Telephone: (905) 895-2018
Toll Free: 1-866-221-8864
Fax: (905) 853-7678
E-mail: bdykstra@yorklaw.ca

YORK REGION LAW LIBRARY

The Joseph Vale Memorial Library is a private library.  It is operated by the York Region Law Association through an elected Board of Directors and its Library Committee. Funding is derived from annual membership fees with the addition of grants from the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

USE OF LIBRARY
The Court House Library and its services are for the use of Lawyers in good standing with the LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO.

HOURS OF OPERATION
The Library is staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Contacts: Betty bdykstra@yorklaw.ca or Janet jmarchment@yorklaw.ca.

AFTER HOUR ACCESS
(24 HOUR ACCESS INCLUDING EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS)

After hour access is available to paid up members of the York Region Law Association. YRLA photo ID is required for after hour entry.

LIBRARY STAFF
Betty Dykstra (Librarian)
Janet Marchment (Library Technician)

BORROWING 
The YRLA Library is a circulating library. All borrowed materials must be signed out using the iPad Libib App or circulation cards provided in the front of most books. When a card is not available please advise the library staff. This includes materials borrowed for use in the Barrister`s Lounge.  Please note, you must be a paid up member of the York Region Law Association to have borrowing privileges.

FOR COURT USE
Borrowed on a daily basis; must not be left in courtrooms.

FOR OFFICE USE
Materials may be borrowed for one week.


DOCUMENT DELIVERY (Inter-Library Loans)
LibraryCo has established free document delivery service between the County & District Law Library system.  This allows us to borrow most materials from libraries listed on the online catalogue. The participating libraries will either make copies of the section you need or lend the actual book to us for you to review for a week. LibraryCo covers the cost of the courier to acquire these items.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Photocopier (print, scan to email)
  • Facsimile
  • Binding machine
  • Shredder
Eight user computers with the following electronic products:
  • Word, Excel etc. (MS Office 2016)
  • Outlook E-mail (library@yorklaw.ca)
  • Chrome
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw, no password required, easy to use
  • *NEW in 2020* Lexis Practice Advisor (includes 8 modules, e.g., Family, Employment, Personal Injury ON, Wills Trusts & Estates ON, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and more)
  • WestlawNext Canada (includes modules LawSource, FamilySource, CriminalSource and EstatesSource; O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms)
  • DIVORCEmate Including Forms, Calculators and Precedents (on Computers 4 & 7)
  • HeinOnline (obtain your personal login for remote access from the Great Library at refstaff@lso.ca)

THE COURTHOUSE LIBRARY HAS EIGHT COMPUTERS WITH 24" FLAT SCREENS AND ALL ARE NETWORKED WITH THE SAME PRODUCTS. THE DESKTOP ON ALL SCREENS ARE IDENTICAL WITH LIMITED ICONS TO HELP SIMPLIFY THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
All user computers are Windows 10, and will accept the use of memory sticks and disks.

The library staff will be pleased to assist and train members on the electronic research products.

RATES
Photocopying self service $0.30/pg (Operating within the guidelines of the Copyright Act. A copy of the guidelines are available beside the photocopier for members and staff to refer to.)

Facsimile Transmission        $0.30/pg Local or Long Distance 

OCLA Web App

Are you going to another courthouse library, or want to know what services we have in Newmarket? Check out the Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association (OCLA) web app by scanning the QR code or going to oclanet.com/webapp

courthouse wifi

For YRLA wifi password in Library & Lounge please see library staff.

New 2020: Courthouse wifi available in all Ontario courthouses. SIgn up  & use throughout Ontario.

Ontario Public Service Guest (OPSGuest) Wi-Fi Account Application
for Parties to a Matter

The staff of the York Region Law Association Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The York Region Law Association Library is a private library for the use of Lawyers of the Law Society of Ontario only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library`s Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or search for a lawyer practicing in York Region using the membership directory on this website. You can also find a document on our Home page with links to legal resources for members of the public who live in Ontario.

York Region Law Association  50 Eagle St W, 3rd Floor Newmarket ON  L3Y 6B1  905-895-2018 / 1-866-221-8864

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