Services and Materials
The Law Library is open to the public. The Librarian is available to help patrons locate and use materials, suggest possible sources, provide bibliographic instruction and help define research questions.
Library staff may not perform any services that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law (such as interpreting statutes, cases or regulations, filling out forms, or advising customers about specific legal problems).
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Law Library Catalog
The library's print collection includes Georgia law treatises, Georgia Jurisprudence, Georgia Digest, Official Code of Georgia, and Georgia Laws. Also available are law reviews from Georgia law schools, Georgia Appeals Reports and Georgia Reports, and Shepard's Georgia Citations.
Some federal materials, including case law reporters and the United States Code Annotated are available, as are several legal encyclopedias.
Westlaw is available for online access to Georgia primary and secondary law sources, federal and state cases and codes, and legal encyclopedias, among other materials.
Library materials may not be checked out or removed from the library.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (open to the public)
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Jurors are not permitted in the Law Library while serving on jury duty.
Public Computers and Wireless Internet
Two public computers are available for legal research and word processing. A time limit is imposed when someone is waiting to use one of these computers. You must bring your own 3.5" floppy disk or USB flash drive if you wish to save documents.
For general Internet and e-mail use, please visit a branch of the DeKalb County Public Library (http://www.dekalblibrary.org).
Wireless Internet service is available in the Law Library and in the lobbies and courtrooms of the ground floor through 7th floor of the Courthouse's Judicial Tower.
Copies and Prints
A self-service photocopier is available and a printer is connected to the library's two public computers.
Photocopies and prints cost 15 cents per page. Only cash (no bills larger than $20) is accepted for payment.
Attorneys may reserve one of the library's conference rooms in advance by calling the library.