Welcome to the Terence V. Kelly Library at the Durham Region Law Association. Our Mission is to service our members, who are in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, in a timely fashion. The fastest means to your needs is via email. Please do not hesitate to contact the library for your reference, research or facility needs.
Hours of Operation:
The Library is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Paid-up members have 24-hour access to the library.
Jennie Clarke, Law Librarian/Webmaster
Shanna Giguere, Law Library Technician
Lee Holstead, Law Library Technician
The library is situated on the main floor of the Durham Region Courthouse. The lawyers’ lounge features robing rooms that are adjacent to the library. Lockers are available to members and visiting lawyers. The library has a TV/VCR and DVD facilities. Word processing and printing capabilities are available.
Our library has a rich collection of over 2,500 titles, case reports, digests and treatises, loose-leaf services, Canadian statutes (federal and provincial), selected journals, C.L.E. materials, and government publications. The collection is listed in our OPAC and also in AdvoCAT. These can be accessed via the LIBRARY tab on our website. Our new books are always on display.
Electronic Resources and Internet:
Online access to many references such as LexisNexis Quick law, Wrongful Dismissal Notice Searcher, O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, and HeinOnline are available on our computers. The Internet is available on eight computers. You are welcome to use your own mobile device through the wireless connection. Please ask the librarian for the WiFi password.
All CPD's held in the library will be viewed via webcast on our TV in the library.
We are a self circulation library, both check out and check in. Members may borrow books for one week. All members must use their library barcodes to take out books. Other items may be borrowed at the discretion of the Librarian. Interlibrary loan is available upon request
Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery:
Library staff will make every attempt to borrow material from other libraries via email, courier or fax.
Library staff will answer all questions and assist you in finding material in the library. The best way to communicate is via email.
We provide a computer-assisted search service. The Librarian will help to formulate the search and will act as the intermediary at the computer.
Photocopying is self serve, 25¢ per page. The library operates under the guidelines of the Copyright Act. Members have a four-digit PIN to print or copy, and are invoiced monthly. Out-of-town counsel may print by speaking to the Library Staff.