There are a variety of study and work spaces available for law students in the BJLL. There are both individual carrels and tables on the 1st floor and tables on the Mezzanine and 2nd floor. The Mezzanine is designated “law students only”; however, non-Law students should be asked to vacate the space only if all tables are in use.
Law students may also use the group workrooms in the BJLL. The rooms can be booked online up to a week in advance. All University of Calgary students, faculty and staff can also book workrooms in the Taylor Family Digital Library.
The BJLL is a quiet study environment. Please keep conversations short and at a low volume. The 1st floor and Mezzanine are quieter than the 2nd floor as the staff members assist patrons with circulation, technology and research questions on that floor.
Do not use cell phones in the BJLL. Take your cell phones into the rotunda on the 2nd floor if you are having a conversation.
Databases and Passwords
Most legal databases do not require passwords and can be accessed from the Legal Databases link on the BJLL webpage. The two premier legal databases, Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada, are available to students, faculty and staff of the Faculty of Law only and do require passwords to access them. First year law students will receive passwords to these databases at the beginning of January, as they begin the legal research component of Fundamental Legal Skills. We also have a campus-wide version of WestlawNext Canada which contains the same content as the Faculty of Law version but does not require a password.
Tours and Training
If you are interested in participating in a guided tour of the Bennett Jones Law Library please email email@example.com. We will be happy to set up a group library orientation for students new to the Faculty, whether you are on an exchange or visiting as a letter of permission. Tours of the law library and training sessions by legal database trainers are offered for first year law students enrolled in Fundamental Legal Skills. Other database training is also available through the law library, either provided by reference staff or legal database trainers. The Workshop and Events page will host online registration for tours. For any research assistance and/or library instruction in effective search strategies for library databases and the Internet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moot teams get exclusive use of a shared discussion room for the duration of their moot preparation. A key may be issued to one member per team who must complete the Key Request Form obtained from the BJLL Service Desk. The key must be returned upon termination of the moot or upon request by library staff. A key to the room is also available at the Circulation Desk during regular operating hours only. There is a charge of $15.00 for lost keys.