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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.
 
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  Location   
 10th Floor, Courthouse
 Corner of N. 6th St. and Court St.
 Directions & Map
  Address
 
 Berks County Law Library
 633 Court St.
 Reading, PA 19601-3566
  Hours
 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
 Monday through Friday
 Closed on Court Holidays
 Telephone
 (610)478-3370
 
 Fax
 (610)478-6375
 
  E-mail
 
  Staff
Catrina Mackes, Law Library Assistant
Ellen Turner, Law Library Assistant
 
 
Mission and Goal Statement
 
Court of Common Pleas Library
23rd District, Berks County
 
 
   The Library of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas is mandated by the Pennsylvania judicial code to operate "in conformity with general rules or rules of the court of common pleas of the judicial district embracing the county." (42 P.C.S.A. ยง3724). The Library, under the supervision of the District Court Administrator, is an integral part of the judicial system. As such, it is the mission of the Library to strive to fulfill the legal research needs of the judicial system at the trial court level and, as the legal resource center of the county, to serve the general public. Complete information service, including on-line database searching and interlibrary loan, is provided for the Library's primary user groups: the court and its personnel, local government officials, staffs of the prosecutor and public defender, and local bar members. Litigants, county jail inmates, students, and the general public are provided basic research assistance and access to the Library's non-fee based resources. It is the goal of the Library to comply to the greatest extent possible with the County Law Library Standards of the American Association of Law Libraries.