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Lancaster County Law Library

Authored By: Lancaster Court of Common Pleas
Contents

Region covered
Lancaster County

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact information

Address
50 N. Duke St.
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480

Phone (717) 299-8090

Fax (717) 295-2509

Web site https://www.court.co.lancaster.pa.us/146/Law-Library

Services provided

The law library is located on the third floor of the old courthouse. It is open to the public during the regular business hours of the courthouse.

The collection consists mainly of primary sources of law, including federal and Pennsylvania statutes, court rules, administrative regulations, and cases; reported cases from the appellate level courts of all fifty states; and a special file of all decisions from the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas since 1980.

The library also contains sources that explain the law, such as treatises, law reviews, loose-leaf services, and legal encyclopedias. All library materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in the law.

The library staff provides reference assistance to library patrons, but they do not do legal research for people. The library has a coin-operated photocopier and Westlaw, a computer assisted legal research system, is available in the library on a fee basis.

Last Review and Update: May 18, 2020