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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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Reference Services

The librarians at the Law Library are trained in legal research and can direct patrons to books or databases that may contain the information they are seeking.

The librarians can show patrons how to use those books and databases. They can interpret legal citations and locate references.   They can also refer patrons to other libraries or agencies that may be helpful to their needs.

By law, the librarians cannot offer legal advice. Therefore, they cannot:

  •  interpret the meaning of laws or court decisions;
  •  give an opinion on a legal issue;
  •  tell you which form to use, how to word it, or how to complete it;
  •  explain how to proceed with legal actions;
  •  do legal research; nor
  •  recommend specific attorneys or law firms.