Law Library

Contact

Washoe County Law Library
Second Judicial District Court
75 Court Street, Room 101
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 328-3250
LawLibrary@washoecourts.us

Hours of Operation

Monday & Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Note: Law Library will remain Closed on all legal holidays listed in
NRS 236.015, and at 5:00 pm the evening before a holiday.

Ask a Law Librarian

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continue here: www.washoecourts.com/LawLibrary/AskLibrarian

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions on the changes the Court has made in response to COVID-19? Visit our COVID-19 Response page HERE.

Yes. The Law Library serves the courts, the bar, and the general public.

No. The Washoe County Law Library is a separate institution from the Washoe County Library. To check out books from the Law Library you must have a Law Library card. Library cards are distributed per the Library Card Policy. Please find the library card application here.

We now have the option to get a digital law library card. You will need to fill in the library card application here and return the application to us with a copy of your photo ID by emailing LawLibrary@washoecourts.us. If you are unable to access a printer and scanner, you can sign the document electronically by typing in: /s/ [name]; EX: /s/ John Doe.
The loan period for all checked out materials is seven days. The due date is stamped in the book. Books not returned after seven days are considered overdue. The law library does allow one renewal of books for an additional seven days if no one else has requested the book. The Law Library offers a hold system that would allow you to request a book and come in to pick it up at your convenience. Contact us to learn more: 775-328-3250, the online chat box found on the Law Library's page, and LawLibrary@washoecourts.us. To return items while the Law Library is closed, please visit the drop box found in the lobby of 1 South Sierra St. Access to this drop box is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, excluding Court recognized holidays.
The boardroom at the Law Library may be used for quiet research and study Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm when not reserved for other meetings. To find out about reserving the boardroom please review the Boardroom Policy, and call the library at: 775-328-3250, or email us at: LawLibrary@washoecourts.us.

No. Please turn your cell phone off or set it to vibration when entering the Law Library, and step outside into the hallway should you need to use your cell phone.

Questions about Court Procedures

Yes. The Court offers public Wi-Fi access.
Yes. Patrons can print and make copies for $.25 a page. Printing and copying is black and white only. Wi-Fi printing is also available. The Law Library only accepts cash for payment.

Yes. The Law Library offers the same family and probate court forms that are available at the Resource Center. You can also print these forms for free from this website.

Yes. The Law Library offers a program called Lawyer in the Library; this program takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please visit the Lawyer in the Library page, or contact the Law Library for more information at: 775-328-3250, or email us at: LawLibrary@washoecourts.us.
The way you speak to a judge is through filing paperwork. Otherwise, you can contact the department your case is in about questions regarding your case.
You may review all documents filed in your case by logging on to your eFlex account. You may sign up for an eFlex account here. If you need assistance setting up an account, please contact the Law Library at: 775-328-3250, or email us at: LawLibrary@washoecourts.us. You may also view your court record at the Second Judicial District Court during regular business hours.
No. The Law Library cannot provide legal advice, or do your legal research for you. Staff can assist with general information about court processes and family law procedures, information on legal resources available, and packets and forms for divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody, guardianships, motions, name changes and protection orders. Staff can also assist with access to public computers for court records and electronic filing.