About LiRN

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LiRN supports the Ontario county & district law library system’s services and programs to help meet the evolving needs of  library users.

The 48 courthouse libraries across Ontario are the main source of legal information and law library services for many lawyers across Ontario.

LiRN administers grants and provides strategic leadership to these courthouse libraries, allowing them to provide up-to-date resources and services that meet the evolving needs of library users.

Working with our shareholders, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA), and the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), LiRN focusses on these priorities

  1. LiRN is focused on the needs of courthouse library users, both now and in the future
  2. LiRN supports libraries and librarians
  3. LiRN collaborates with others working to provide legal information and library service prioritizing trust and respect
  4. LiRN makes evidence-based decisions