William R. Lederman Law Library

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  • Welcome to Lederman Law Library.

    The Library provides the information services and resources you need for your learning and research, and space for contemplation and collaboration. We look forward to welcoming you in person!

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  • Information services is here to help with a range of questions, from locating resources, to helping you connect with someone who will help you plan your research. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we will connect you with someone who does!

  • Our Reserve stacks are open, and all are encouraged to browse. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community with a current Queen's library card may borrow Reserve materials.

  • The Library has computers, scanners, photocopiers, and printers available for your use. Guest logins are available for those who do not have a Queen’s user account.

  • We provide several group study rooms for collaborative study and research. Queen's students, staff and faculty may book group study rooms online

  • Individual study space is available in the carrels located on the upper level of the Library, overlooking the quadrangle shared with Dunning and Mackintosh-Corry Halls

  • The upper level houses the Mystery of the Law collection, comprised of hundreds of paperback mysteries and popular movies. Items from the collection may be borrowed by Library cardholders.

  • About William R. Lederman

    The law library at Queen's University is named after one of Canada's pre-eminent legal scholars, William R. Lederman (1916-1992). Lederman was a noted constitutional scholar and the first dean of Queen's Faculty of Law. He was born in Regina and educated at the University of Saskatchewan (LLB 1940) and at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and a Vinerian Scholar. He made a name for himself as one of Canada's leading constitutional lawyers while teaching at Dalhousie University (1949-1958) and was invited to be the first Dean of Queen's new Faculty of Law in 1958. He served in the post until 1968 and continued to teach in the faculty until the 1980s.

Find Us

128 Union Street
Kingston , ON K7L 3N6
Ontario CA

William R. Lederman Law Library Floor Plan

Lederman Law Library First Floor Floorplan
Lederman Law Library Second Floor Floorplan

What's on this Floor

  • Docking Stations
  • Information Services
  • Folios
  • Graphic Novels
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Journals
  • Law Reports
  • Legal Encyclopedia 
  • Legislation
  • Mystery of the Law Collection
  • New Books
  • Reference Collection
  • Reserve Collection
  • U.K. Materials

What's on this Floor

  • Law Books
  • Old Class Books
  • Queen's Law Journal
  • Study Area
  • Theses


  •  Information Services
  •  Public Stairs
  •  Emergency Exit
  •   Washrooms
  •  Drinking Fountain
  •  Print, Scan, Copy
  •  Public Phone
  •  Emergency Phone
  •  Assistance Phone
  •  Public Elevator
  •  Cafe