Dauphin County Law Library

Authored By: Daphin County Court of Common Pleas

Daphin County Law Library

Region covered
Daphin County

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Contact information

Dauphin County Courthouse (fourth floor)
101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone 717-780-6605

Web site

Services provided

The Law Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to licensed Pennsylvania attorneys that have a Law Library access card. Attorneys seeking admittance after hours may contact the Law Library to obtain an access card.

*Please note: the Law Library staff cannot interpret law or give legal advice to its patrons.

CIRCULATION PROCEDURE: A member of the Dauphin County Bar Association may circulate material from the Law Library by signing a receipt located at the front desk. An eligible attorney may request permission for his/her law clerk to have circulation privileges at the Law Library. The request should be in writing and addressed to the Law Librarian. A law firm or attorney may send a staff member to the Law Library to borrow materials. If a staff member circulates library material, it must be signed out in the requesting attorney's name.

Library materials may be circulated for three business days. The three-day rule does not include Saturday, Sunday, or County holidays. Renewals are permitted for an additional three days, not to exceed six days, and may be done by telephone. The Librarian may restrict the borrower from circulating materials if s/he has overdue materials. Disregard for the circulation policy may result in library privileges being revoked and the offender being reported to the Court.

Books, periodicals, and newspapers marked "reference" shall NOT be circulated.

PHOTOCOPIER SERVICE: For your convenience, the Library has a photocopier. The cost is $0.20 per page. Photocopies from the microform machine are $0.20 each and photocopies from the computers are $0.20 each.

COMPUTER SERVICES: Photocopying material or downloading onto a floppy may be done, as long as it does not violate copyright laws.

Petitions under the Protection from Abuse Act may be filed electronically through the PFAD system in the Law Library. Please bring user name and password for access. Eligible individuals may apply for a user name and password through the system. Applications for a user name and password may take up to three days to process.

Westlaw and Lexis may be accessed from the Library provided you or your firm has a valid password.

Dauphin County Law Library Frequently Asked Questions

Last Review and Update: May 18, 2020