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    Law Library Services



    The Law Library has reopened to in-person service:

    • The public computers are available on a "first come, first served" basis. Computers may have limited availability due to demand.
    • Self-service copiers are available. Additional information is provided below about our self-service copies and payment methods.
    • There is additional seating at carrels around the windows.
    • Please note: The Law Library's hours have changed. We are now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays.

    Assumption of Risk

    • While the Law Library staff continue to make every effort to sanitize public spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff are unable to clean every surface in the library that patrons touch, so please touch public spaces, including books, at your own risk. Per CDC guidelines, be sure to wash and sanitize hands often. Cleaning products will also be available upon request to library patrons who would like to clean a surface on their own.
    • The library requests that all patrons take appropriate measures to protect their own health.

    Please contact the Dell DeHay Law Library of Tarrant County for further assistance. (Updated July 22, 2021)


    Services and Policies

    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.

    Self-Service Copies

    The Law Library has two self-service copiers. Photocopies are 20 cents per copy. The copiers will accept silver change, $1 bills, or copycards. Copycards may be purchased from the Law Library.

    Payment Methods

    The Law Library accepts payment in the form of cash (no bills larger than $20) and credit/debit card. Please be advised, there will be a convenience fee added to credit/debit card payments.



    To view a PDF list of all library policies, follow the Law Library Policies link.


    Internet Access

    The Law Library has eight 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.

    Public Access Legal Research Subscriptions

    The Law Library has public access subscriptions to Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. All eight computers have Lexis; four have Westlaw. Searching is free; printing is 25 cents per page.

    Checkout Policy

    The Law Library collection is non-circulating. Items in the library may not be checked out.


    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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    This page was last modified on July 22, 2021


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