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Lehigh County Law Library

Lehigh County Law Library

Region covered
Specifically Lehigh County but welcomes all residents of the Greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities.

Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Directions
From Route 22 East or West, take 7th Street south exit and continue south on 7th Street to Hamilton Street. Turn left onto Hamilton Street at the monument circle. Continue east on Hamilton Street. The law library is on the 8th floor of the "new" Lehigh County Courthouse is located at the corner of 5th Street and Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown. Please note: There are three courthouses at that intersection. The new county courthouse is the large pink marble building directly across from the Post Office. Parking is on the street and metered.

Contact information

Address
455 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

Phone 610-782-3385

Web site http://www.lccpa.org/courtadmin/lawlibrary.nex

Services provided


COVID-19 and Temporary Location Protocol: The Law Library is in a temporary location on the 8th floor of the courthouse.  The Law Library is open for remote service by telephone and email Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patrons wishing to visit the law library to use the computers or for reference or circulation MUST make an appointment by calling 610-782-3385 prior to visiting the courthouse. Individuals without an appointment may be denied entrance to the courthouse. Please call ahead. Most services can be provided by telephone and/or email. Many self-help topics are available online and do require a visit to the courthouse. Access to the book stacks is currently not permitted and a large portion of the collection is in storage.


The Judge Donald E. Wieand Law Library serves the population of Lehigh County by providing access to a comprehensive collection of online and print legal resources. The Law Library is open to the public, and is located on the 8th floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse. 

Law Library staff will provide directional reference assistance to patrons unfamiliar with legal research. However, library staff cannot offer patrons any kind of legal opinion, legal aid, instruction or legal advice. Library patrons may not realize it is unlawful for the Law Library Staff to help patrons interpret legal materials, or to offer advice on how the law might apply to their situation. This includes instructions on how to proceed in specific matters. That kind of service would constitute the unauthorized practice of law.

Library staff may locate resources about the topic requested by a patron, and guidance may be given in how to use the books or computer. Once the appropriate topic is located, it is the responsibility of the patron to read, interpret and apply the material.

If the patron desires more assistance than the library staff is able to provide, he/she is advised to obtain legal counsel.

Last Review and Update: Aug 24, 2021
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