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    Law Library Services

     

    SERVICE ANNOUCEMENTS

    The Law Library is not currently offering in-person services. The following online e-resources are available remotely.

    • Westlaw content includes primary law, secondary sources, litigation, and Practical Law on the Westlaw Next platform.
      • Tarrant County Law Library patrons can access Westlaw remotely by creating an account that is good for up to 20 hours or 14 days of use, whichever comes first.
      • Patrons need to use an e-mail that has never been associated with a Thomson Reuters product.
      • In order to setup a temporary account with them, visit Thomson Reuters Westlaw.
    • LexisNexis Digital Library contains Dorsaneo’s Texas Litigation Guide, Texas Family Law Practice and Procedures, Search and Seizure and other valuable legal resources.
      • LexisNexis Digital Library is available to Tarrant County Law Library patrons and can be accessed remotely via any internet-connected device. Patrons can check out 3 eBooks at a time for up to 7 days.
      • NOTE: Accounts Holders will ONLY have access to the LexisNexis Digital collection.
      • To request an eBooks account, please complete the eBooks Registration.

    Please contact the Dell DeHay Law Library of Tarrant County for further assistance.

     

    Services and Policies

    Reference Services

    Law Library staff is available to help patrons locate and use library resources.  Law Library staff cannot give legal advice or do anything which might constitute the unauthorized practice of law. For additional information, please follow the link to learn about Legal Information vs. Legal Advice.

    Law Library staff may assist patrons in finding the materials they need to do their own research.  The staff may not interpret legal materials or advise patrons regarding their legal rights. The staff may not select legal forms for patrons or assist in filling out legal forms. The staff may help patrons develop search strategies, locate and use materials available in the library and online and refer patrons to other agencies or organizations for assistance.


    Self-Service Copies

    The Law Library has two self-service copiers. Photocopies are 20 cents per copy. The copiers will accept silver change, $1 bills, or copycards. Copycards may be purchased from the Law Library.

    The Law Library does not offer fax or scanning services.

    Payment Methods

    The Law Library accepts payment in the form of cash (no bills larger than $20) and credit/debit card. Please be advised, there will be a convenience fee added to credit/debit card payments.

     

     

    To view a PDF list of all library policies, follow the Law Library Policies link.

     

    Internet Access

    The Law Library has eight computer workstations with Internet access.  The primary purpose of these computers is to do legal research. Searching is free; printing is 25 cents per page.

    Public Access Legal Research Subscriptions

    The Law Library has public access subscriptions to Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. All eight computers have Lexis; four have Westlaw. Searching is free; printing is 25 cents per page.

    Checkout Policy

    The Law Library collection is non-circulating. Items in the library may not be checked out.

     

    The content of this website is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

     

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    This page was last modified on January 18, 2022

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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