Clark County Law Library
The Law Library is closed due to COVID-19, with a tentative reopening date of Monday, April 27, but we will reassess that date based on current conditions and may be closed longer.
During the closure we will be providing as much remote reference service as we can. Please email us at email@example.com and let us know how we can assist you, and include a phone number. You can also leave us a voice message at 564-397-2268. During our normal hours of 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday we will be returning emails and phone calls within an hour.
For the best assistance, please let us know the help you are seeking, and provide your contact information, both email and phone. If you would like to purchase one of our form kits, we will take your order by phone and mail them out on Mondays and Thursdays so long as the mailroom is open.
Here is an article about attorneys who are doing free virtual consultations.
By statute, the Law Library provides a professional legal collection for judges, prosecutors, other lawyers, and county and state officials. This collection is open to the public any time the library is open, and about 85 percent of our questions come non-attorneys.
The library is self-service. Staff can help find material, but cannot give legal advice or interpretations.
The library has books and computer resources to help you find answers to your legal questions. Print materials include state statutes and administrative codes, cases, books that discuss the laws specific to Washington and more generally, continuing legal education materials and more.
Online sources include many Westlaw databases as well as Lexis Washington Enhanced databases, but these subscription products must be used at the library.
Please note: We are a legal reference library. Some of our materials can only be checked out by attorneys, and some may never be checked out.
The next Law Library Board of Trustees meeting is Monday April 20. Please go to the county calendar for more information.