The Lane County Law Library provides legal books, web based resources, and staff to help you use those resources. The library is open to attorneys, judges, litigants, and the general public.
About the Library: The library is located in the basement of the Public Service Building downtown next to the County Courthouse. The facilities include print materials, a computer research room, a meeting room, copiers, and tables for reading and research. The law library provides access to print materials including treatises, practice guides, statutes, cases, and CLEs from the Oregon State Bar. The library also provides free access to internet based research including Westlaw, Lexis, NCLC, and other materials.
Mission Statement: The Lane County Law Library is dedicated to providing a high-level of service to all members of the community. As part of this mission, the Law Library strives to provide access to legal materials needed for legal research by members of the bar, the judiciary and the public.
The Library is managed by Neil Miller. Neil is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. If you have questions about services, or materials in the library, feel free to contact him through the sidebar on the left side of this page.
Before visiting we encourage you to consider our — Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Law Library.
NEWS and INFORMATION
Law Library Newsletter Suspended
Due to the retirement of Lane County Law Librarian Linda Falken at the end of July 2010, publication of the law library's newsletter will be suspended indefinitely.
The library's newsletter has been produced since 1983, at first only periodically and then on a regular basis, starting in 1995. In 2008 it became exclusively an online publication. (Please use the link below for an archive of issues going back to 2005.)
Training Classes Are Available By Appointment
One-on-one or group training is available to interested attorneys and community members. Short tutorials are available on a walk-in basis whenever the Law Library is staffed. Longer trainings are available by appointment only. These may include instruction on any of the following topics:
Starting with Westlaw
Advanced Westlaw Use,
Using Shepards Online,
Using HeinOnline to Find Federal Regulations
Finding Self-Help Web Sites
Call 541-682-4337 to learn more.