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.

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 4th 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

455 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

Phone 610-782-3385

Web site

Services provided

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 4th floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse. Available for use are Pennsylvania and Federal Statutes (laws), regulations, judicial opinions and many other law books. Included are books of "forms" or examples of different kinds of legal papers.

The Library Information Services Department administers the operation of the Judge Donald E. Wieand Law Library. Located in the Law Library, Library Information Services also provides books, online legal resources, and related services to the Judges, Judicial and County offices.

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: Mar 14, 2017