Important information about the Library and the exam period

April 2, 2018

As exams approach, here is a reminder about the increased Library hours and additional services the Law Library is offering.

 Extended Library Hours: Begin on Monday, March 26 and continue to Sunday, April 22. During this time, the Bora Laskin Law Library will close later as follows:

  •         Monday through Friday: 8:45 am until midnight
  •         Saturday and Sunday: 10 am until 10 pm

The Robarts library offers 24 hour access Sunday night to Friday night. Details here: . Hours for all campus libraries can be found here:

During the extended hours period Torys Hall and the study areas on the main floor of the Library will be open ONLY to UofT law students.  We will post signs to this effect and we will enforce this policy.  However, we need your help to make sure the Library remains a quiet and serene space throughout exams.  Although we do periodic walk-arounds, we cannot see everything that goes on.  So, if you are being disturbed, please report this to the Circulation Desk!  We will do all we can to resolve the situation in an effective and low-key manner.

***All Night Law Library Opening on the Eve of the Deadline for Written Work***: The Law Library will remain open all night on Sunday, April 22, so that students have access to library resources, computers and printers ahead of the deadline for written work on Monday, April 23 at 10 am. We will send out more details closer to the date.

The Library will close at 5 pm on April 23rd  as we commence summer hours.

Library Security: It is important to remember that the law school building, including the Library, is open to the public. As such, please keep your valuables with you or ask a friend to watch them if you need to leave your study area even for a minute. Thefts have occurred in campus libraries and the weeks leading up to exams sometimes see a spike of activity across campus. Please report any incidents to the Campus Police at 416-978-2222.

Research Help:  As deadlines for papers approach, remember that the reference librarians are available to advise you on research strategy, databases and citation style. Please feel free to contact John Bolan, Sooin Kim, or Susan Barker. You now also have online access to the McGill Guide on WestlawNext Canada

Study Rooms: The Law Library has 11 bookable group study rooms. Details are here:  If you have experienced trouble logging into the online booking system please e-mail your UTORid to to be added to the database. In addition, the UofT Library has a list of bookable and non-bookable study rooms available at libraries across campus:

Exam Preparation – Past Exams: The past five years of exams are available on e.Legal: You will need to enter your e.Legal password to access PDFs of the exams.


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