Use the library

Librarians and staff at the Priestly Law Library primarily support the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria.

Members of the wider University and broader communities are also welcome to use the Law Library space and resources.

If you are a self-represented litigant or seeking legal information for personal reasons, please consult our Guide to legal information services in Victoria and the Courthouse Libraries of BC.

Computers:

  • Computer workstations located in the lobby and computer lab are accessible during regular hours.
  • Wireless access is available in all the rooms of the Law Library and throughout the Fraser building.

Printing and scanning

  • Computers in the Law Library submit print jobs to a shared network of laser printers (2 black and white, 1 colour) that are located on the main floor and in the computer lab.
  • Two scanners are available in the library free of charge.

Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and are Wi-Fi enabled. No food is allowed in the group study rooms; drinks in covered containers are permitted. 

1st floor (open to all UVic students; may be reserved for UVic Law students during exams):

  • Group Study Room 163
  • Group Study Room 165
  • Group Study Room 167  

Book one of these group study rooms.

2nd floor* (reserved for UVic Law students at peak times of the day/week and during exams):

  • Group Study Room 252
  • Group Study Room 260a
  • Group Study Room 260b 
  • Group Study Room 271 
  • Group Study Room 272

* Book one of these group study rooms via staff at the loan desk.

The Law Library has 4 individual study carrels available; located on the second floor, these rooms are open to all UVic students (may be reserved for Law students during exams). 

No food is allowed in the study carrels; drinks in covered containers are permitted.  Room occupancy is designed for one person and is intended for quiet study.

Book one of these study carrels.

Borrowing:

  • Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • A valid UVic card is required to borrow any equipment.
  • Loan periods vary; ask at the loan desk.
  • All contents must be returned in the same condition as when they were borrowed.
  • The Law Library cannot be held accountable for unforeseeable hardware failure.

Available equipment

  • USB flash drives
  • Apple Book mini-DVI to VGA adaptor
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Keyboards
  • Mice