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Centennial Celebration

Harris County Law Library - A Century of Service: 1915-2015

Regular services will be unavailable to the public on October 1, 2015. All services will be available again on Friday, October 2, 2015.


The Harris County Law Library first opened its doors to the public on October 1, 1915. On October 1, 2015, we will have a Centennial Celebration at the Law Library to commemorate the event featuring keynote speaker Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas. Look for your invitation in early September.


Event Parking

Free parking for Centennial Celebration guests is sponsored by Thomson Reuters. 100 parking spaces will be available in the Franklin Lofts garage. The garage entrance is located on Congress Street in downtown Houston in the same block as the Law Library entrance. Please note: there are two garage entrances side-by-side; free parking is available in the second entrance that will be marked with a Centennial Celebration sign. An attendant will allow access to the garage for guests.

Centennial Exhibit

Now through the end of 2015, visit the Law Library to view our Centennial Exhibit. With artifacts and anecdotes about the people, technology, and events that have shaped the Law Library's 100-year history, the Exhibit tells the story of how the Harris County Law Library has provided a century of service to the local legal community and the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

A Century of Service: 1915-2015

Visit the Law Library's digital exhibit, featuring biographies of the Founders of the Law Library, information about how legal research was done in 1915, and the different technologies lawyers have used in the Law Library in the last 100 years.

The Houston Lawyer Article

Look for an article about the history of the Law Library in the July/August issue of The Houston Lawyer.

Earlier Event: September 7
Labor Day