Location & hours

 Library Hours

Summer Hours (5 July - 31 August 2024)
Mon - Thurs: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Friday - Sun: Closed

Research Consultations

Having problems locating that perfect source for your research project? You can now book a 15-minute (in-person or online) research consultation with our librarian!

NOTE: Research consultations are currently on-hold

   Consultation poster      


Primary Sources Collection

Explore The Centre for Criminology Library's unique and diverse primary sources collection! 

Learn how primary sources can be used in your research and explore the collections available to you. 

   Cover of Penal Press publication, The Communicator, Volume 6 no. 1 (1977)

Annual Police Reports 

Grey Literature Collections 

Penal Press Publications

Canadian, American and International Statistics

Digital Collections and Exhibitions

Front page of exhibition

The Criminology Library is excited to share our new digital exhibit, ‘This Book is Free, the Contributors are Not:’ The Penal Press in Canada. This exhibition showcases, for the first time, our extensive collection of penal press publications, spanning seven provinces and four decades. Comprised entirely of material written and produced by prisoners, this exhibition aims to amplify the voices of prisoners, allowing them to tell their own stories, including conflicts with guards and administration, the experiences of women, Indigenous organizations, and censorship.



2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies!

Click the image above to explore our new exhibition, which takes a look at the publications, articles and special projects of the Centre from the last six decades.

Want to know more? Check out the original archives that we used to build the exhibit - they are available for consultation at the library. 

CrimSL Databases