About the Library
The Library of the Supreme Court of Canada provides the research base for the Court in its role of deciding questions of national importance. It is a research library geared to meet the immediate information needs of the Court.
The Library has an extensive collection of both primary and secondary materials from the major common and civil law jurisdictions: Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, France and Belgium; a large collection of legal periodicals, loose-leaf services and major legal texts. Holdings are in print, microform and electronic format. Located on the third floor of the Supreme Court Building and in two floors of stacks, it is open to those pleading before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, to the Canadian judiciary, to members of the Bar and to others by permission. Hours of service are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Library closes at 4:00 p.m. Friday in July and August.
Access to the collection is provided by the Library's on-line public access catalogue. Subject to the needs of the Court, assistance in the use of the Library and its resources are provided to external users. A public pay photocopier is available.
Members of the bar and others at the discretion of Library staff may borrow selected material from the Library for 24 hours. Extended loans of selected material can be arranged through the Library's interlibrary loan service.
Supreme Court of Canada Library
301 Wellington Street