First Floor: Mackay Reading Room

Note: during the 2020/21 academic year, all print material in the Mackay Room is off-limits. If you need to access these materials, contact a librarian with information on what you need, and you will be sent a scan of those pages (copyright rules apply).

The Mackay Reading Room is named after Colin B. Mackay, president of the University of New Brunswick from 1953–1969. He is the man in the stained-glass portrait at the back of the room. Colin B. Mackay was instrumental in moving the law school from Saint John to UNB Fredericton. Upon his death in 2003, he left approximately $3 million to create an endowment for the Law Library, and the annual income from the endowment goes toward the purchase of books, journals, and other educational materials to enrich the holdings of the Law Library.

The Mackay Reading Room is where you will find case reporters, which are books that court cases are published in. The first floor contains jurisdictional case reporters (based on location; e.g., Supreme Court ReportsNew Brunswick ReportsOntario Reports, etc.), and the mezzanine level holds topical case reporters (based on a topic; e.g., Administrative Law ReportsFamily Law Reports, etc.). 

Also on the first floor are print statutes (AKA: legislation, acts, laws), which are in stacks 164–171.

Gérard V. La Forest Law Library
  1. Welcome!
  2. Justice Gérard V. La Forest
  3. First Floor: Circulation Desk
  4. First Floor: Mackay Reading Room
  5. First Floor: Computer Lab
  6. First Floor: Reference Desk
  7. First Floor: Rare Books Room
  8. First Floor: Reference/Instruction Librarian's Office
  9. Study Carrels
  10. Second Floor: Stacks
  11. Second Floor: Mackay Reading Room, Mezzanine Level
  12. Conference Rooms
  13. Third Floor: Government Documents & Journals
  14. Third Floor: "Old Section"
  15. Comfortable Seating