John A. Weir Memorial Law Library

Law Subject Guides

John A. Weir Memorial Library 2nd Floor, Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada, T6G 2H5
Phone (780) 492-5791


  • If you need help with in-depth research or want to book an appointment with a librarian, please submit a request here.
  • For all other questions, please contact the Rutherford Library Service Desk at (780) 492-5791 or

About the Weir Law Library

The Weir Library has a strong research collection in primary and secondary materials from the common law Anglo-American jurisdictions. It consists largely of English language material, with some French language material from Quebec. Selected materials are collected from the European Union and Pacific Rim countries. While the emphasis is on common law, civil law material is collected for Quebec, Scotland, and Louisiana. The government documents collection of Canadian federal and provincial government documents includes parliamentary, legislative and departmental materials, and administrative decisions. Material is available in print and/or electronic format.

Research Help

Contact the Rutherford Library Service Desk for help:


Restricted Materials

Materials shelved in the Reference Area and Special Collections Room are restricted to use in their respective areas. It may be necessary on occasion to restrict other materials.

Locations in the Library Catalogue

Indicates specific areas within the Law Library. On Shelf means the general open shelving on floors 2 and 3. Other locations include:


  • Reference: Reference Area, 2nd Floor
  • Reserve Desk: Request by call number at the Service Desk
  • Special Collections: Inquire about admission at the Service Desk