The Law Library is physically closed but we are providing remote reference during the closure. We expect to open soon after the county moves to Phase 3, so check this page for further news.
Resources to help during the closure
Library reference help
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 564.397.2268.
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Be sure to let us know what information you are looking for, and provide both an email address and a phone number.
Online database access
Free remote access to Nolo self-help titles is now available on a trial basis through the end of January 2021. Nolo is one of the largest publishers of legal self-help books and there are titles covering a variety of topics. Thanks to EBSCO for allowing access to our patrons.
Free remote access to LexisAdvance is available. Lexis is a legal research database, and use is normally allowed only in the Law Library. You need to create an account that you will be allowed to use free under the terms of their offer. Thanks to Lexis for allowing this access to our patrons.
Free remote access to Westlaw is also available. Westlaw is a legal research database, and use is normally allowed only in the Law Library. Westlaw is offering patron access passwords that will be good for 20 hours of use over 14 days. You need to register in order to use the service. Select "government" for the organization type, and skip the add colleagues option. Here are more detailed instructions. Thanks to Thomson Reuters for allowing this access for our patrons.
New Self-help Civil Lawsuit Kit
A new self-help kit that includes forms and instructions to start a civil lawsuit in Superior Court against a person is now available for purchase. See the self-help forms kit page for more information about this kit as well as other kits that are available from the library.
New from the Washington State Bar Association
Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook, 2nd edition
The Law Library has a new WSBA deskbook called Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook. This edition is an update of the title published in 2009 and includes two new chapters.
Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook, 3rd edition
The Law Library has also received an update to the Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook. Among the topics covered in this deskbook are LLCs, LLPs, general partnerships, and limited partnerships.