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Law Library FAQ

I'm wondering...

Location

The Law Library is located on the first floor of the Main Library past the Reference area. The address is 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23223.

Hours

The Law Library is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.

Library card

You do not need a library card to use the Law Library or its materials.  All of the materials are considered reference materials and can only be used in the building.

Write My Document

No, we are not allowed to explain law or write documents for you as that could be seen as practicing law, which is prohibited by State law.  We do have resources that can provide you with samples.

Appointments

Please contact the law librarian at 804-646-3425 or email her at meldon.jenkins-jones@richmondgov.com for an appointment.

Case Information

Please consult with our Law Librarian.

Referral

No, but we can refer you to a lawyer referral service. Contact the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society.

Books

None of the books in the Law Library can be checked out.  However, the Main Library and some of our branches have some consumer-oriented law books that might help.

Databases

Our subscription databases can only be used at the Main Library.