Canadian Electronic Library

Irwin Law Collection

Irwin Law Collection

The entire catalogue of Canada’s leading independent legal publisher is available through the Canadian Electronic Library. Over 230 titles published from 1997 to date are currently included in the collection, and new titles and updated editions are added to the collection as they appear.

The Irwin Law Collection is available on an annual subscription basis under license terms specific to this Collection. These titles are not available in other CEL subscription collections, nor are they available under perpetual access licensing.

Full MARC records are provided for every title, making integration with library catalogues simple and straightforward.

Features & Benefits

  • Unlimited simultaneous multi-user access insures that content is always available.
  • Comprehensive full-text searching across the collection or “inside-the-book” searching
  • IP authentication accommodates both on-site and remote users
  • Works on any browser; no add-ons or additional downloads required
  • Navigation is easy; tables of contents and index references are all linked for quick access
  • New titles are added at no additional cost throughout your subscription term
  • Integration with external sources: Apply any search from the Irwin collection to CANLII or other specialized public search sites
  • Personal bookshelves make storing, managing, and sharing highlights, notes, and hyperlinks quick and efficient
  • Coming soon: download to tablet for offsite individual use on IOS and Android


Library Type Price
University with Law Faculty $9,600
Law Library $2,500
Other Special Library $2,500

Other Academic Libraries: $.25/FTE, Minimum $1,000 and Maximum $4000.
Discount for Francophone institutions: 50%
The prices above apply to one location or IP address range.
To add more locations or serve multiple users through a group account or collective, please inquire for pricing, citing number of users served.

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When you submit your request you will receive a free password-based account giving you access to the Irwin Law Collection. The free account will be active for 30 days. Midway through the trial period, you’ll receive an invoice for the content chosen. You may cancel or alter your content choices and the invoiced amounts at any time during the trial period. If the invoice remains unpaid after the trial ends, your access will be disabled until payment is received, at which point it will be immediately activated.