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Study Facilities & Group Study Rooms

The Osgoode Hall Law School Library offers full reference services and research assistance to students and faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School and York University, as well as members of the legal profession and visitors to the Library. Our innovative Core Collection, located in the Harris-Taylor Family Reading Room in the Upper Library, offers a complete law reference collection, as well as access to complete sets of federal and Ontario statutes and regulations, and selected series of law reports (SCR, FC, DLR, OLR, OR).

The Library provides seating for 350 people at study tables, carrels and extensive soft seating in two reading rooms. The Harris-Taylor Family Reading Room in the Upper Library is reserved for the use of Osgoode Law students only.  All other users are welcome to study in the McMillan LLP Reading Room in the Lower Library.

The Library has 12 group study rooms, six located on each floor, reserved exclusively for use by students of Osgoode Hall Law School. Osgoode students may reserve a group study room through our online booking app, which requires an Osgoode network login and Osgoode email address. Keys to the group study rooms are kept at the Circulation Desk.

There are also 22 PC workstations in the Computer Commons located in the Lower Library. All workstations are provided with wireless access to the Osgoode and York networks and to the Internet.

Collections & Locations

The Library’s Core Collection and Current Periodicals display are located in the Upper Library, in the Harris-Taylor Family Reading Room. All other collections are located in the Lower Library.

The Text collection is located on open stacks in the Lower Library.

All other collections — PER (Periodicals), RPT (Law Reports), STATS (Statutes) — are located in the high-density compact stacks in the NE quadrant of the Lower Library.

The Balfour Halévy Special Collections (SPEC-COLL) are located in the Canada Law Book Rare Book Room in the Lower Library.

The microfiche and microfilm collections are located in the Computer Commons on the south side of the Lower Library. A digital microform reader/printer/scanner is located adjacent to the microfom cabinets. Documents can easily be converted to digital format and downloaded to a USB memory stick.

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