Our mission is to support the intensive research and innovative teaching for which Osgoode Hall Law School is known, by collecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating legal and law-related information in any form; by providing effective service and instruction; and by exploiting electronic information systems to provide access to new information products and services.
Our vision is to be a leader in the innovative provision of information and services on Canadian law and law in context. With more than 500,000 volumes, the Law Library of Osgoode Hall Law School is the largest law library in Canada. The Library's Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains a significant collection of early English and American law books and the largest collection of historical (pre-1900) Canadian legal texts and primary sources anywhere. These outstanding print collections, of international calibre, are supplemented by an ever-growing range of online and digital resources, including BNA Bloomberg, LexisNexis, Quicklaw and Westlaw Canada, to which all members of the Osgoode community have access. There are many country and topic-specific tools which provide researchers with in-depth access to the laws of Australia, India, the Caribbean, international commercial arbitration and United Nations treaties and documents.
Access to these print and online resources is made possible by a staff of professional law librarians, who are available to assist students, faculty members, alumni and the profession with reference and research enquiries and with training in the use of online resources.