Services & Research Assistance

Research Assistance

Research assistance is provided in the following ways: 

Email research assistance: please email for assistance with accessing or using legal information resources and one of the Law Library staff will respond to you.

Research Help Appointments: For one-on-one assistance in refining a legal research topic, finding legal information, and using databases and other resources, book a research appointment. Email the law librarians or book a time directly in their calendars during office hours:

John Papadopoulos is available at, with bookable office hours
Lisa Levesque is available at, with bookable office hours
Sara Klein is available at with bookable office hours.

Drop in Research Help: Daily from 2pm – 3pm Monday to Friday in the Law Library Reading Room

Come with questions such as:

How do I find relevant case law for my assignment?
How do I know when a section of legislation comes into force?
Where should I look for secondary sources for my legal theory paper?

Leave with relevant resources, effective search strategies, and a better understanding of the legal research process.

Subject Research Guides

The Law Library has research guides to support the subjects in the Faculty of Law’s  curriculum and is developing more on a regular basis. These guides will provide students with access to the key primary and secondary resources available via the Toronto Metropolitan University Library.


The Law Library provides instructional sessions on legal research generally as well as research as it applies to specific areas of law as requested by faculty and instructors.

Scan and Deliver

The Library offers a Scan and Deliver service for Toronto Metropolitan University students and employees with a valid OneCard.  Scans of articles and single book chapters may be requested when there is no electronic copy available. Documents will be delivered via email.

Requests for material can be made from Search Everything and the Library Catalogue by completing a Scan and Deliver Request Form for each item to be scanned. More information is available on our Scan and Deliver Service page