Explore Your Topic: Legal Resources

Our librarians have handpicked the most helpful resources on this topic from the Library collection and online.

Library Databases

BC Codes

BC Fire Code - contains technical requirements for fire safety within a community
BC Building Code - applies to the construction of buildings
BC Plumbing Services ( part 7 of the BC Building Code)

BC Laws

The current laws of British Columbia including Statutes, Regulations, Third Reading Bills, Orders in Council, BC Gazette II and more.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online - VSIS Online (in-library use only)

Provides current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.Ā  (In-library use only.)


On the Shelf

Essential information on the law of contracts in Canada.

Information about navigating the criminal justice system in British Columbia

Help on reaching a divorce settlement.

Legal information concerning parent and child rights, as well as marriage, separation, and divorce law.

Your rights and responsibilities as an employee in British Columbia.

Information renters and landlords need to know.

Resources concerning wills, estate planning, power of attorney, and probate law.


On the Web

BC Laws is published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Legislative Assembly. This provides access to British Columbia's Laws, Acts, Regulations and Legal Materials.

See how the law applies to your tenancy situation. Use the Solution Explorer to find helpful information, resources and template letters specific to your tenancy problem. Find out what you need to resolve your dispute and whether you may have a valid dispute resolution claim or if you need to take additional steps.

The CRT is an independent online tribunal which resolves small claim disputes $5000 and under, strata property disputes of any amount, and most ICBC disputes. 

Clicklaw provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians.

This site provides access to legal information resources and services, both for members of the legal community and the public.

From Courthouse Libraries BC, information and links on housing, employment, legal resources and other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From povnet.org, links to available services related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From People's Law School, a list of common legal questions on work, home, money, consumer, business and court & legal services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Information for legal professionals regarding COVID-19.

This site is a portal to news, articles, analysis, and opinion on COVID-19 with a legal an emphasis on legal issues.