The Library is located at:
50 Eagle Street West, 3rd floor
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
HOURS OF OPERATION
(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.
FOR COURT USE
FOR OFFICE USE
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.
LINK TO ONLINE CATALOGUE: AdvoCat
AdvoCat includes materials in all 48 courthouse libraries. Select "York Region Law Association" on the right hand side to view only YRLA's materials. We also have LIBIB, which shows only the collection in the York Region Law Association Library. Click the library book to view:
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.
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
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.