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J.A. 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.

Do you have questions? Ask Us for help at the service desk on the main floor.

Looking for expert help on advanced questions about your research? Book a research consultation with one our librarians.

Law Unit Staff List

Law Library Contact Information

8820 111 Street
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

780 492-3371

Accessibility information for the Law Library

Law Subject Guides

Law Library Hours all library hours

Instructions for Accessing the J.A. Weir Law Library

Access to the Law Library

J. A. Weir Law Library can be accessed via the Law Center building at the corner of 111th Street and 89 Ave.

Closest Parking/Transit Options

  • LRT stop is University Station.
  • Bus stop is University Transit Centre.
  • Closest parking lot is located just east of HUB mall (Lots 700, N, and U).

Directions to/from above including details about wheelchair accessible entrances and pathways, availability of ramps and automatic door openers, etc

Access the J. A. Weir Law Library via an elevator that is located on the main floor of the Law Centre. The Library entrance is on the second floor and can be accessed via ramp that is a short distance from the elevator.

You can also access the library via the LRT entrance to Hub Mall by following a pedway to the Fine Arts Building and then following a pedway to the Law Centre. This route will bring you to the second floor of the Law Center where the library is located.

Building Access

The Law Centre entrance is located here.


There is a public elevator at the entrance to the Law Centre that can be used to gain access to the Library entrance.


There is one wheelchair accessible and adjustable table. All other tables are not height adjustable. Ask the Service Desk for directions.

There is one adjustable-height table on the Main Level of the library.


Washrooms on the 2nd floor are wheelchair accessible.



Service Desk

The Service Desk is at the main entrance to the Library. It is not height adjustable.