CLBC: A Boon to Your Law Business


February 2023

The business of law differs remarkably from one practice to the next, but all BC lawyers have access to the inherent cost-savings of Courthouse Libraries BC (“CLBC”). CLBC reference librarians offer free research assistance (in-person, by phone, or by email), and reliable document delivery of excerpts from our print collection sent directly to your inbox. Our broad collection of borrowable books and other print materials can be loaned and returned for free via mail (we call it our “book in a box” service). This means even a rural law practice will benefit from our more centralized collections in the major urban centres. And while almost every lawyer knows that CLBC in-branch public access computers come loaded with premium databases like LexisNexis and Westlaw, apparently very few of you know that CLBC has 30 branches in courthouses across the province… yes 30, ranging from Cranbrook to Prince Rupert, from Duncan to Fort St. John. And there are still lawyers who don’t realize that we offer a selection of subscriptions to products like HeinOnline (which contains over 1500 law journals plus digital access to more than a century worth of historical legislation) that you can log in and get from anywhere you have a device and internet access. Simply register a user account on our website,, and select the “Remote Access to Subscription Databases” option. If you’re a BC Law Society member, you qualify.

Basically, CLBC have the means to make a real difference for your law business, saving you time and helping your bottom line. And we’re not just talking about legal information budgets. CLBC’s popular no-cost webinars provide thousands of CPD hours to lawyers each year. Reach out to CLBC to learn more about our services and how we can help you in ways you may not have realized.