Law & Government

Library Databases – Library Card Required

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet.

British Columbia Codes  – Includes the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code.
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) – Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.




An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
clicklaw-wikibooks Clicklaw Wikibooks are collaboratively developed, plain language legal publications that are published and kept up-to-date on a wiki, where they can also be printed and downloaded. They are free to download and share with British Columbians who seek reliable, up-to-date information to address legal problems or learn about the law.
Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.
MultiLingoLegal – BC’s online access to multilingual legal information.
Applications & Forms (EI, Disability, etc.). Good resource for lower income individuals.
Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, and statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.
Provides legal information resources and information 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.
 Family Law in B.C. – 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.
 JusticeBC provides general information on criminal and family law in British Columbia, including special sections addressing the particular needs of victims, witnesses, family members, accused etc., and many links to family law resources and services provided by government.


A non-profit charitable society providing public legal education and information to British Columbians since 1972.
Canadian laws, their programs and services, and much more.
Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s Annual Reports
Legal information resources designed to provide B.C. children, youth, and the people helping them with legal issues with information about relevant resources.


Canada’s primary Internet site which provides information about Canada, the Government of Canada, and its programs and services.
700 services provided by BC provincial agencies and federal government.
Natural resource ministries and agencies.
Access to over 50 government web sites, plus quick, top-of-the-line information directly on the page.


Legal Resources at Our Library

Divorce – Family Law


Property Law (Titles, Landlord / Tenant)