Members of the public are welcome to conduct legal research by visiting Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) or registering to access some of our resources remotely.
The libraries provide access to a wide array of electronic legal research tools and a collection of print materials essential to the practice of law in Alberta. In addition to case law and legislation from across Canada, the libraries hold a broad range of legal treatises, law periodicals, loose-leaf services and continuing legal education materials.
Residents of Alberta who register with the library can access legal books and digital materials for free online. Access is generally for three months. See details at E-Resources.
Library staff are here to help you!
Library staff can help you in your legal research. We can guide you through the library materials and databases and help you find materials related to your case.
Library staff are not lawyers, so we cannot give legal advice or prepare court forms for you.
- We can help you find reliable and accurate legal information.
- We provide access to an extensive collection of print and electronic legal resources that you can access in person in the library, or remotely by online access.
- We can show you how to research and find case law through our online databases.
- We can guide you to specific court forms if you have a form name or number.
- We can show you how to find other local legal agencies based on your needs.
- We supply computers, printers, photocopiers, and the ability to scan documents to email, and can help you use the machines (some charges may apply).
- We aim to provide a quiet working environment.
- Knowledgeable staff.
- Legal treatises, law periodicals, loose-leaf services and continuing legal education materials, legislation, law reports.
- Computers available to conduct research or complete court documents.
- Ask a Law Librarian
- Guide – Finding Legal Help
- Guide – Legal Research Basics
- Help with Court Forms – Finding Court Forms and Precedents (select Finding & Filling Court Forms – For Members of the Public)
- Webinar – Do You Get Legal Questions? Alberta Law Libraries Can Help!