Richmond Public Law Library
Richmond Public Law Library is an excellent resource that is free and open to the public. Formerly housed in the John Marshall Courts Building, the Law Library is now located on the first floor of the Main Library at 101 E. Franklin Street.
The Law Library offers free Westlaw, WestlawNext, LexisNexis, and legal research classes for the public. All materials are reference books that cannot be checked out. Photocopies can be made at a cost of 15 cents per page. The materials are available any time the Main Library is open.
The Law Library collection includes:
State codes and the Richmond City Code
The United States Code Annotated (USCA)
Federal and state administrative regulations
All state and federal published opinions
American Law Reports (ALR), Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS), American Jurisprudence (Am Jur), Restatements, many subject-specific federal treatises and loose-leaf services, several sets of form books, and legal newspapers
Virginia practice materials, including a large selection of CLE's, Michie's Jurisprudence, Virginia Forms, Model Jury Instructions, Virginia Practice, and much more
The Law Library reference desk is generally staffed during normal library hours. If you need assistance, we recommend calling ahead to verify that someone will be there to help you.
Contact us by calling (804) 646-6500 or at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Law Library staff is prohibited from giving legal advice, interpreting the law, or recommending legal action. We are happy to help you find information, but if you need more help, we will recommend that you consult with a licensed attorney.