The Gibsons & District Public Library recently received a grant from the LawMatters provincial program. The program began as a three-year project in 2007, and now continues as a community outreach program of Courthouse Libraries BC. The objective of the program is to provide all British Columbian residents with local access to basic legal information. With financial assistance from LawMattters, public libraries are able to purchase appropriate legal resources; the program also provides training for public library staff, research guides on specific legal topics and lists of recommended current resources.
This program is an important service to BC residents allowing public libraries to enhance their legal resource collection through funding and expertise. As a small library with limited staff and staff knowledge on legal issues, this program is valued and appreciated. At the Gibsons & District Public Library we can now pass on these helpful resources to residents. Thank you to the Law Foundation of British Columbia for sponsoring the program.
New titles that have just arrived cover topics including:
-Divorce & Separation
-Child support & Parenting
-Being a Landlord
You can also access ClickLaw from the library’s website. This site features legal information and education, designed for the public from over 25 contributor organizations. You can find information on family, work, business and safety legal issues.
For information on our legal resources or any Library program or service drop by the Library, visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.