Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Quick Tips for Ordering Legal Materials: Standing Orders

Standing Orders & Subscriptions


When browsing through titles on a publisher's website, you may notice that some say “Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription” or “Annual Standing Order Terms Apply.” These will often appear on titles that are updated annually such as annotated acts.

If you decide to order a book that has the 'standing order' note, it will automatically be put on standing order unless you specify otherwise. If you do not want to automatically purchase the title on an annual basis, take note of any options to ‘opt out.’

For example, if ordering from the publisher Carswell (includes Canada Law Book), when you finalize your order, you will have an option to de-select the “Standing Order.”



Continuing Legal Education BC (CLE), which produces many regularly updated titles, also has the option to opt out of updates when checking out:



There are a few other titles on the LBL list by other publishers such as LexisNexis, which may also have automatic standing orders applied to titles. If you have any questions about this please contact me at smcleod@courthouselibrary.ca.


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