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Labour Day Weekend Hours

A reminder that that Great Library will be closed this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labour Day long weekend.

Friday, August 31 …………………. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 1 ………… CLOSED

Sunday, September 2 …………… CLOSED

Monday, September 3 …………. CLOSED

Regular library hours resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.


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Greatest Legal Movies

The ABA Journal recently updated its 2008 list of “The 25 Greatest Legal Movies”. The new 2018 list was again chosen by a panel of lawyers, law professors and judges. It includes all the classic courtroom dramas from Judgment at Nuremberg to 12 Angry Men, as well as newer legal-themed films, such as Spotlight (2015). This Best Picture winner follows a team of Boston Globe reporters investigating accusations of sexual abuse and cover-ups that led to criminal and civil litigation against the Roman Catholic Church.

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The British Are Leaving!

A form of Brexit is currently taking place in the Great Library’s American Room. British law reports and statutes are leaving. But not to worry – these materials are being cleaned and moved to their new location on the library’s 1st floor. Continue reading


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Doors Open Toronto 2018

Join us at Osgoode Hall and the Great Library during the 2018 Doors Open Toronto. The event is an annual city-wide program that gives visitors access to architecturally or culturally significant buildings around Toronto. Each year, Law Society staff members and others volunteer greet visitors and share information about the historic building. Continue reading