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Law Library

Law Library

The Richmond Public Law Library is a full service public law library located in the Main Library and is open to Metro Richmond residents as well as the legal community. In addition to print materials, the Law Library offers free access to both WestlawNext and Lexis Advance legal research databases, and Gale Legal Forms online. We also host “Know Your Rights” Community Law Classes and legal research classes all free and open to the public. Bimonthly, the Law Librarian leads the online, Oliver W. Hill Book Club discussions.

Monday - Friday
10 - 5
Law Library materials and databases are available anytime the Main Library is open Monday - Friday. On Saturdays, the Law Library is open for self-service. For the best service, please contact us ahead of your visit.



101 East Franklin Street Richmond, VA. 23219


The Law Library collection includes a combination of both physical and digital materials. All materials in this collection are reference books that cannot be checked out. All current or formerly held print materials are available in digital form through our databases.

American Law Reports - ALR Series 1-7
American Law Reports - ALR Series 1-3
American Jurisprudence - Am Jur 2d
Corpus Juris Secundum - CJS
Federal Reporter® (National Reporter System) Fed 2d, Fed 3d, Fed 4th
Federal Supplement (National Reporter System®) - Fed Supp, Fed Supp 2d, Fed Supp 3d
Virginia Administrative Regulations
Form Books
Gale Legal Forms Online
Lexis Advance
Michie's Jurisprudence of Virginia and West Virginia
Richmond City, State, and Federal Codes
Digest of Southeastern Court Decisions
Virginia Reports
Virginia Court of Appeals Reports
Virginia Circuit Court Opinions
United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition
Virginia Practice Materials
Westlaw Civil Rights Legal Materials
COVID-19 Legal Materials & News
Westlaw Patron Access

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