COVID-19 & Osgoode Library FAQ

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  • How do I access the library during the move to remote classes and examinations? 
    Effective March 17, 2020, the law library is closed until further notice. For Osgoode library inquiries, email
  • Where can I return books?
    The Osgoode Library book drop is located by the southwest entrance of the Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Will Reference and Instructional Services be available during this period?
    Yes. A reference librarian will be available to assist you by email or telephone at these times:

    Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Telephone: 416-736-2100 x55207
  • What else is available to assist my research remotely? 
    All electronic resources, databases, research guides and e-books are available remotely:

  • How can I access e-books? 
    Visit the E-book Access @ the Osgoode Law Library post from Off the Shelf for details.
  • Am I able to get books by inter-library loan? 
    Inter-library loan is currently unavailable.
  • What are the other libraries doing during this time?
    See York Libraries’ Library Services During COVID-19
  • Where can I find information on COVID-19 and the legal community’s response?
    The Osgoode Library has a new research guide: COVID-19 and the Law.