Law Libraries

How can librarians help?

Librarians are available to assist with locating and using legal resources, both print and electronic. In response to questions received from members of the public, we are happy to direct you to sources of legal information, to a nearby local law library, provide material for a school assignment, or refer you to state agencies providing information on a specific topic.  It is unlawful for library staff to complete in-depth legal research for members of the public, provide legal advice and interpret information appearing in legal publications such as a state's code or a court case.

How can I find my local law library?

Public law libraries are available in many cities and counties in Virginia.

Where can I find resources for legal research?

The State Law Library has gathered links to a wide variety of resources that offer online access to Virginia and federal legal information, information about Virginia state and local government, Virginia law schools, national judicial organizations and more.  The University of Virginia Law Library has produced short videos explaining how to find and use basic sources of legal information, such as the Code of Virginia and Virginia cases.

What is the Virginia State Law Library?

As a division of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia State Law Library seeks to provide the highest quality customer-oriented library service that will contribute to the mission of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the legal community.



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