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Lake County, Ohio - Law Library

Library Services

    Reference Assistance
    Our staff is able to assist you in finding cases or documents provided that you can provide us with the case citation or the article title.  We are happy to fax or email you information on cases and articles of interest. We also offer inter-library loan assistance for cases or articles not available from our resources. 

    Library Training
    Library staff members provide library tours, classroom presentations, and Westlaw Next training sessions.  Please call the Law Library for more information.

    The Lake County Law Library houses over 1,200 print titles in its collection. These titles are non-circulating.  All print books are to be used within the library. 


    Eleventh District Court of Appeals cases

    The library keeps a complete collection of Court of Appeals cases for the 11th District.  Other State and Federal district Court of Appeals cases can be found on our subscription databases.


    Databases & Electronic Content

    Library users have access to Westlaw Next which provides resources for federal and state laws.  In addition, Fin Plan software and Ohio DR Forms software provides domestic relations and probate forms.  Printing from the library computers costs .10 per page.

    Videoconferencing Service
    The Law Library has a Polycom VSX 7000 videoconferencing unit available to library users for testimony, depositions, and meetings within the Lake County Courthouse.  Please call the library in advance to reserve a time.  A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation.  Additional charges may also apply.

    Wireless Library
    The library offers free, public wi-fi in-house for laptop/digital device users. Select “Lake County Public” to be instantly connected to the internet.

    Fax Service
    The library offers fax service to or from the library.  Incoming and outgoing faxes cost .50 per page.

    Two black & white photocopiers are available in the library. Photocopies cost .10 per page.