This Summer, Law Library will be open 09:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday from May, 1 till August, 24 2012. Please remember, that only the users who have “after hours access” will be able to stay at the library after 18:00. You can always check our opening hours at the Law Librarie’s webpage.
This week, McGill Library has introduced a new service for students and faculty members: Delivery between the downtown libraries. Now, you can request any book or audio-visual materials (CD, DVD) on the shelf to be delivered to any library branch by clicking on the request button in the Classic catalogue. The delivery will take between 2 and 4 working days.
The Supreme Court of Canada has changed its Policy on Library Use to extend use of the Court Library to students of law faculties. Now, Faculty Members and students in good standing of Faculties of Law are permitted to use the Library upon presentation of proof of identity and obtaining of a visitor’s pass from Court Security which must be worn at all times while on the Library’s premises. Service to external users is limited to assistance in the location and use of library materials including the use of the on-line catalogue and a limited number of electronic research services.
As of now, McGill Library provides access to three Making of the Modern Law databases:
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages provides researchers access to critical legal history in ways not previously possible.
The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources
We use the term primary sources not in the historian’s sense of a manuscript, letter, or diary, but rather in the legal sense of a case, statute, or regulation. Designed to complement The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, this archive offers online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926
Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections.
Another new addition to the Hein online is the collection of Canada Supreme Court Reports, official bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection includes more than 9,400 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision. At the moment, we cannot make a direct link to this collection in our subject guide, so to access Canada Supreme Court, click on the Hein Online link in the Law subject guide http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-findinfo/subjects/law/ under the heading Quick Links.
As of recently, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is available through Hein Online platform. The interface and search capabilities have improved, and the index can be browsed by subject and publication title. At the moment, we cannot make a direct link to this database in our subject guide, so to access Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, click on the Hein Online link in the Law subject guide http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-findinfo/subjects/law/ under the heading Quick Links.