Public libraries have always been an important partner in the education of their communities in all aspects of knowledge, including the legal system. In the 1970’s the Law Reform Commission of Canada conducted a survey to research how and where the public found legal information. The resulting Law Reform Commission report published in 1975 included recommendations that more legal information materials be available for public libraries, as well as more training for public librarians to answer legal questions using both print materials and referral resources.
Freeman, Janet and Hannum, Nancy, "LawMatters at Your Local Public Library: A History of BC’s Program for Public Legal Information and Education in Public Libraries" (2015). Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. 50.