Court of Common Pleas Law Library
|The Law Library strives to fulfill the legal research needs of the judicial system at the trial court level. The Law Library is open to the public.|
REFERENCE: Court rules, dictionaries, directories, legal encyclopedias, etc.
STATUTES: Federal laws passed by Congress and laws passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Federal and Pennsylvania regulations issued by administrative agencies/departments
REPORTERS: Case law reporters containing the opinions of the Federal courts, the various Pennsylvania courts, and some Federal and Pennsylvania administrative agencies
TREATISES: Books containing analysis, commentary, and forms on specialized subject areas of Federal and Pennsylvania law may be found through the usage of the Law Library's online catalog.
FORMBOOKS: These books provide sample wording and/or formats for trial and appellate court procedures, and for specialized subject areas, such as contracts, divorce, etc..
JOURNALS: The Law Library subscribes to all Pennsylvania law school reviews and some publications of the American Bar Association. Most journals can be researched by using HeinOnline.
MUNICIPAL and TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES: As of 1977, the Law Library is the recipient of the ordinances proposed and/or passed by the municipalities and townships located within Berks County. The Law Library only receives those ordinances that the municipalities and townships choose to file with the Law Library.