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 (in-library use only)

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)
(In-library use only.)

BC Laws (formerly QP LegalEze)

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.  (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.

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.

Provided by the Canadian Bar Association, this is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers on a variety of popular legal topics.

Self-help guides with step-by-step instructions on topics such as how to file for a divorce and lots of fact sheets on other family law topics such as grandparents' rights, custody, access, divorce, child support, etc.

Find out how to qualify for legal aid, how to obtain it, and how to access legal advice and legal information services.

Powered by the Legal Services Society, MyLawBC gives you the tools you need to identify, manage, and resolve your legal problems.

Provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore. Also supplies Help's at Hand fact sheets and articles on over 200 legal topics.