Lubbock County, Texas

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Lubbock County Law Library Policy

 The mission of the Lubbock County Law Library is to provide access to legal research materials and information for members of the judiciary, state and county officials, members of the Bar Association, and all citizens of Lubbock County.

Hours of Operation 
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Closed on county holidays

Contact:
Nan Hadley, Librarian
808-775-1667
nhadley@co.lubbock.tx.us 

The Librarian is not permitted to give legal advice, but can direct you to the materials that may be helpful in finding your answers and can show you how to use the materials.

The Librarian is not permitted to recommend an attorney. If you would like an attorney referral, please call the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1-800-252-9690.

Authority

These Policies are authorized by section 323.024 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Policies:

Everyone entering the library must sign the register upon entering and exiting.

Library materials may be checked out only to attorneys and courthouse personnel. Failure to return materials on time may result in the loss of check-out privileges, at the discretion of the Librarian.

Law Library computers are provided to aid patrons in their legal research. Use of Law Library computers for non-law-related uses is not allowed and may lead to the patron being asked to leave or being restricted from using the computers.

Eating is prohibited in the Law Library. Beverages in covered, spill-proof containers are permitted.

Any adult who brings a child into the Law Library must supervise and monitor the child’s behavior at all times. Unattended children are not allowed. In the event that a child is left unattended, Law Library staff will notify the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

Library staff is not responsible for personal property left unattended in the Library.

Smoking is prohibited in the Law Library.

Animals, other than animals assisting persons with disabilities, are prohibited in the Library.

Appropriate clothing, including shirts and shoes, must be worn by patrons in the Law Library.

Services:

Printing from legal databases, other computer-based resources, and photo-copying are available at a nominal 10-cent-per-page fee.

Printing from the website TexasLawHelp.org is available and may be subject to charge at the discretion of the Lubbock Area Bar Association to cover the costs of the service.

The Law Library maintains a list of local practitioners offering limited-scope representation. This list is made available to patrons free of charge but is in no way to be construed as a referral.

Law Library Conference Room

The Law Library Conference Room is available to be reserved at the discretion of the Law Librarian.

Application and Enforcement

Any violation of these Policies may result in the responsible patron being asked to leave the Law Library until such time as the patron, in the reasonable opinion of the Law Librarian, is able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to comply with these Policies. The Law Librarian and the investigators of the Lubbock County Attorney’s Office, along with the Lubbock County Sheriff and their respective deputies, and other peace officers shall be authorized to remove any patron from the Law Library who violates any of these Policies.

Severability

The provisions of these Policies are severable. If any word, phrase, clause, sentence, section, provision, or part of these Policies should be held invalid or unconstitutional, it shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, and it is hereby declared to be the intent of Commissioners Court that these Policies would have been adopted as to the remaining portions, regardless of the invalidity of any part.

Amendments

These Policies may be amended at any time at the discretion of the Law Librarian and Commissioners Court.

Posting

These Policies shall be posted at or near the entrance to the Law Library and on the Law Library’s web site.

Effective Date

November 10, 2014

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