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About the Bennett Jones Law Library

Welcome!

The Bennett Jones Law Library (BJLL) welcomes all members the University of Calgary community and the general public to use our facilities, print and electronic collections and to seek research assistance. Members of the public who are interested in borrowing books from the University of Calgary libraries should look at the Community Users information.  

Community Reader cards are available free of charge to members of the Alberta legal community, as follows:

  • Law Society of Alberta members upon presentation of membership card
  • Summer students and Students at Law with a letter of authorization from their employer
  • Designated representatives and library staff at law firms, and courthouse, government and corporate law department libraries with a letter of authorization from their employer

The usual privileges and responsibilities of a Community Reader card applies.

Foreign-trained lawyers studying for the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) exams are welcome to study in the BJLL. Unfortunately, we do not have any past NCA or Faculty of Law exams for review. You are able to use our textbooks to study for your exams, however. Many of the most current textbooks are kept on Reserve and must be used in the library. Other texts are housed on the 1st Floor and may be borrowed if you have The Alberta Library (TAL) card or a Community Reader card.

The BJLL is a quiet study environment. Please keep conversations short and at a low volume. Please do not use cell phones in the BJLL.