About Us

The Great Library serves the legal information needs of Law Society members and other legal researchers by facilitating access to an extensive collection of print and electronic resources, and by providing legal research assistance and instruction.

As a member-funded facility, the Great Library's primary users are lawyer and paralegal members of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The library also serves articling and LPP students, summer students, law clerks, law librarians, and others who are working for members. The library is open to the public.

We encourage you to use our website, services and resources to make finding legal information, improving your search skills and getting research help easier.


Contact Us

For research help and general inquires:

  • Tel: 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 ex. 3315 (ask for the Library)
  • E-mail: refstaff@lsuc.on.ca
  • Fax: 416-869-0331

For Library Systems and Technical Services:


The Great Library
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N6 

The Great Library is located in Osgoode Hall at the northeast corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue, just steps from the Osgoode subway station. Parking is available at Toronto City Hall. 


Accessing the library

On weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, all library users can enter Osgoode Hall through the main entrance on the south side of the building opposite Queen Street West.

On weekday evenings after 5:00 PM and on weekends, the main entrance to Osgoode Hall is closed. During these hours, only Law Society members and articling/LPP students may access the library. Entry to the building is through the Law Society reception doors on the east side of Osgoode Hall. Law Society identification is required.

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Regular Hours  

Mon - Fri:  9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sat:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun:  12 noon to 5:00 PM

Summer Hours (July - August)

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
Sat - Sun: closed

Ask a Law Librarian (Reference Services)

Mon - Fri:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Library hours for members of the public, please refer to Library Rules for Public Users 

Holiday Closures 2016 

  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Family Day, February 15
  • Good Friday, March 25
  • Victoria Day, May 23
  • Canada Day, July 1
  • Civic Holiday, August 1
  • Labour Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Day, October 10
  • LSUC Closed, December 23
  • Christmas Eve, December 24
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • LSUC Closed, December 26
  • LSUC Closed, December 27
  • LSUC Closed, December 30
  • New Year’s Eve Day, December 31


Library hours may change due to building closures, systems updates, etc.

See Today's Hours on our homepage for the most current information. 

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Staff Directory



David Whelan, Manager, Legal Information
Responsible for the Great Library at Osgoode Hall
Telephone: 416-947-3438, ex. 3438
E-mail: dwhelan@lsuc.on.ca

Reference Services

Jeanette Bosschart, Head, Library Client Services
Management of reference services; research assistance and educational program development
Telephone: 416-947-3429
E-mail: jbosscha@lsuc.on.ca

Stefan Jürgens, Reference and Web Services Librarian
Research assistance; web-based research guides and instructional tools
Telephone: 416-947-3460
E-mail: sjurgens@lsuc.on.ca

Chris Kycinsky, Reference Librarian
Research assistance
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 3487
E-mail: ckycinsk@lsuc.on.ca

Michael Maehle, Library Assistant, Reference Office
Reference assistance; legislative indexing
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2263
E-mail: mmaehle@lsuc.on.ca

Khaja Misbahuddin, Library Assistant, Part-Time
Shelving; reference assistance on Sundays
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2047
E-mail: kmisbahu@lsuc.on.ca

Derek Russell, Library Assistant, Main Reading Room
Reference assistance; main reading room operations, including printing and self-service photocopying
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2049
E-mail: drussell@lsuc.on.ca

Jeff Shulman, Library Assistant, Main Reading Room
Reference assistance on weekday evenings and Saturdays
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2048
E-mail: jshulman@lsuc.on.ca

Steve Wallace, Library Assistant, Document Delivery Service
Document delivery; reference assistance
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2445
E-mail: swallace@lsuc.on.ca

Karl Zahora, Library Assistant, Reference Office
Reference assistance; library tour and consultation room scheduling
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2442
E-mail: kzahora@lsuc.on.ca


Library Systems and Technical Services

Olcay Atacan, Head, Library Systems and Technical Services
Management of Library Systems and Technical Services (Library Systems, Cataloguing and Acquisitions); library automation system
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2276
E-mail: oatacan@lsuc.on.ca

Chris Stephenson, Library Systems Administrator
Technical support for county libraries; catalogue; public workstations; software support and installation
Telephone: 416-947-3910
E-mail: cstephen@lsuc.on.ca  

Zdravka Terzic, Library Technician 
Searching and importing bibliographic records; descriptive cataloguing; updating Great Library and county holdings; production of labels
Telephone: 416-947-3300, ex. 2282
E-mail: zterzic@lsuc.on.ca

Maria Daunt, Acquisitions Team Leader
Ordering new titles; processing payment of all library invoices except serials; maintenance of library budget ledgers; performing preliminary selection of library purchases
Telephone: 416-947-3407
E-mail: mdaunt@lsuc.on.ca

Alex Schmidt, Library Assistant, Serials
Maintenance of all serials records; processing payment for serial invoices; handling all claims, renewals, etc. related to serials
Telephone: 416-947-3901
E-mail: aschmidt@lsuc.on.ca
Linda Goncalves, Library Assistant
Library mail; collecting and preparing binding and rebinding materials for off-site bindery; conservation photocopying
Telephone: 416-947-3406
E-mail: lgoncalv@lsuc.on.ca

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