General Information

Address:

Lawrence County Courthouse
111 South 4th Street
4th Floor Annex
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Map address (directions)

Phone:


740-533-0582


Email:
lclawlib20@gmail.com

Law Library Hours

The library is generally open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

(closed for lunch generally from noon to 1 p.m.)

(there are exceptions with holidays and vacations; by appointment only for general public)

Photo by Jona Murray

About Us

The Lawrence County Law Library serves the legal and law-related information needs of its statutory users.

Under Ohio Revised Code § 307.51 (B), Ohio county law libraries and their boards “provide legal research, reference, and library services to the county and to the municipal corporations, townships, and courts within the county and … manage the coordination, acquisition, and utilization of legal resources.”

The public is welcome to visit the library by appointment; however, as a government agency, the law library cannot provide research, legal referrals and/or legal advice. To do so is unauthorized practice of law in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 4705.

About Us

The Lawrence County Law Library serves the legal and law-related information needs of its statutory users.

Under Ohio Revised Code § 307.51 (B), Ohio county law libraries and their boards “provide legal research, reference, and library services to the county and to the municipal corporations, townships, and courts within the county and … manage the coordination, acquisition, and utilization of legal resources.”

The public is welcome to visit the library by appointment; however, as a government agency, the law library cannot provide research, legal referrals and/or legal advice. To do so is unauthorized practice of law in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 4705.

Photo by Susan Heald

Services

By appointment, the public is welcome to examine printed materials within the library’s collection, and library staff can assist patrons in locating resources. Patrons may use the computer terminal that is subject to availability for research. No fee is charged to members of the general public for access to the law library.

The law library is not available to the general public for meeting purposes. The library staff will assist with copies. Copy charge is $.10 per page. Quantity is limited and will be determined by staff.

The law library does not provide Notary Services.

Usage Policy

Library space is limited and may serve as a conference room for attorneys and witnesses for the courts, as well as additional activities related to the courts and legal education. Therefore, all library patrons are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of the normal activities and functions of the law library, its staff and other patrons — and comply with these general guidelines:

  • No children are to be left unattended in the library; children must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Patrons must silence electronic devices and use earphones when listening to/viewing media.
  • Patrons must not use offensive or profane language nor exhibit any disruptive or hostile behavior.
  • Any other activities that are considered disruptive to the normal function of the library are left to the discretion of the staff and patrons in violation and will be asked to leave.
  • A research computer terminal is subject to availability. No fee is charged to members of the general public for access to the law library for research purposes.
  • Patrons are expected to wear appropriate clothing including shoes.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted without permission.
  • Tobacco is not permitted in the law library.
  • Service animals only are permitted in the law library with advanced notice.
  • The library’s print collection includes an extensive collection of statutes, regulations, treatises, cases, and secondary source materials.
  • No filming, broadcasting, or livestreaming on the Internet is permitted in the Lawrence County Law Library.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL LAWRENCE LAW LIBRARY USAGE POLICY HERE – PDF