Our Services

The Harris County Law Library is committed to providing free access to a comprehensive legal research and reference collection, in print and digital formats, and offering educational programs for all patrons.


Print Collection

The Harris County Law Library has more than 30,000 volumes of printed materials focusing on Texas and Federal Law. Major collections include Texas and Federal cases, statutes, and regulations, State Bar of Texas CLE materials, and topical treatises and practice guides. Click the button to the right to search our catalog or visit the Law Library for assistance with finding a specific title.

 

Please note: To ensure information is available to all patrons every day, law books cannot be checked out of the Harris County Law Library. Patrons who would like to conduct research should visit the Law Library, where they will find ample reading room.


Digital Collection

Online research is essential in today's legal environment. The Harris County Law Library provides 25 public access computers that patrons can use for legal research. Each computer is equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel to assist with drafting and editing documents. Additionally, patrons have access to these professional legal research tools on all 25 computers:

  • O'Connor's Online
  • HeinOnline
  • CCH Intelliconnect
  • Knowles Publishing Databases
  • State Bar of Texas Practice Manuals

The Harris County Law Library also provides designated research computers on which patrons have access to the following professional legal databases:

  • Westlaw Patron Access
  • Lexis Advance Patron Access

Access to Law Library computers and electronic databases is free. Patrons who wish to print may select the print option to send documents to the Harris County Law Library Copy Center located inside the Law Library. Pricing per page varies depending on the type of document printed. Check with a member of the Copy Center Staff prior to printing for current pricing.


Tours and Speaker Services

Want to learn more about the resources and services available at the Harris County Law Library? You can come to us or we’ll come to you.

Tours - The Harris County Law Library offers small group tours of our facility led by knowledgeable staff who can speak about the print and digital collections, reference services, productivity services, amenities, and programming at the Law Library.

Speaker Services - The Harris County Law Library can also provide a speaker to present a program on the resources and services available at the Law Library for your next CLE or other educational event.

For more information about tours or speaker services for your organization, contact us at lawlibrary@cao.hctx.net.