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    Law Library Services

    COVID SERVICE UPDATES: While the Law Library remains closed at this time for face-to-face services, two of our vendors are allowing our patrons to setup temporary accounts from home so they may conduct legal research. We have included additional information below for both vendors.

    Thomson Reuters is allowing our patrons to access Westlaw Next for 20 hours of usage over 14 days. Content includes primary law, secondary sources, litigation, and Practical Law. In order to setup a temporary account with them, visit https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/c/remote-patron-access. Note: Patrons will need to use an email that has never been used before to access Westlaw.

    Lexis is allowing our patrons to access Lexis Advance. Temporary accounts will be active for 30 days or until September 30th, 2020, whichever is shorter. To setup a temporary account with them, visit https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page. Once registered, an I.D. will be delivered to your inbox within one (1) business day and will allow you to conduct research on cases, codes, news, and exclusive LexisNexis secondary sources. Note: Patrons will need to use an email that has never been used to access Lexis.

     

    Payment Methods

    The Law Library accepts payment in the form of cash and credit/debit card. Please be advised, there will be a convenience fee added to credit/debit card payments.

     

    Reference Services

    Law Library staff is available to help patrons locate and use library resources.  Law Library staff cannot give legal advice or do anything which might constitute the unauthorized practice of law. For additional information, please follow the link to learn about Legal Information vs. Legal Advice.

    Law Library staff may assist patrons in finding the materials they need to do their own research.  The staff may not interpret legal materials or advise patrons regarding their legal rights. The staff may not select legal forms for patrons or assist in filling out legal forms. The staff may help patrons develop search strategies, locate and use materials available in the library and online and refer patrons to other agencies or organizations for assistance.


    Checkout Policy

    Continuing Legal Education (CLE) books in the Law Library may be checked out by court and law firm personnel only for three days at a time. A bar card may be required for identification.

    Law Library staff may extend the checkout period, if necessary, provided no other library patron is waiting to use the materials.

    Self Service Copies

    Photocopies are 20 cents per copy. The copiers will accept silver change, $1 bills or copycards. Copycards may be purchased from the Law Library and are available in the following denominations: $5 for 25 copies, $10 for 50 copies, $19 for 100 copies, $45 for 250 copies and $85 for 500 copies.

    Internet Access

    The Law Library has several computer workstations with Internet access.  The primary purpose of these computers is to do legal research. Searching is free; printing is 25 cents per page.

    Computer Assisted Research - Westlaw and Lexis

    The Law Library has public access subscriptions to Lexis, Westlaw, and Hein On-Line. Searching is free; printing is 25 cents per page.

    Computers and copy machines are turned off 10 minutes before closing daily.

     

    The content of this website is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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