Law Library


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

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.

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Library Online Resources

The following are electronic resources provided by the Washoe County Law Library to the public to enhance access to justice by providing legal information, education, resources, tools, and materials, to those engaged with the justice system. To access materials in print format you will need a Washoe County Law Library; for further information on how to get a Washoe County Law Library card please contact us at: (775) 328-3250,, or the online chat box found on the Law Library's website.

EBSCO HostEBSCO Legal Information Reference Center

Providing FREE online access to eBooks from many of the top consumer legal reference books, more than 310 full-text publications, and thousands of legal forms. Many of the eBooks are from Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of self-help legal information. Click here to search EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center.

  • If you have an EBSCO User ID and Password click on the EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center Icon to login to the database or call 775-328-3250 for access.

EBSCO HostEBSCO Legal Source and Criminal Justice Abstracts

Provides indexing and full text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals and criminal justice/criminology research. Covering current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world. As well as forensic science, policing, criminal law and investigation. These databases are excellent for attorney's, paralegals, students, educators, and others involved in the law. Click here to search EBSCO Legal Source and Criminal Justice Abstracts.

  • If you have an Ebsco User ID and Password click on the EBSCO Host Icon to login to the database or call 775-328-3250 for immediate temporary access.

Gale LegalForms HostGale LegalForms

FREE Gale LegalForms access: Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format.

Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, state-by-state and step-by-step approach to addressing basic legal matters, such as developing a will, conducting real estate transactions including rental or lease agreements, and more. Users have access to thousands of customizable online legal documents that are available anytime, anywhere. Click Here to Search Gale LegalForms.

  • Gale LegalForms can be accessed using your library card barcode number. Contact the Law Library for details: 775-328-3250 or

Lexis Digital LibraryLexis Digital Library

The Lexis Digital Library will give you 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week access to eBook versions of all the current Lexis and Matthew Bender titles we have in print on the Law Library shelves. This includes popular titles like Nevada Civil Practice Manual, California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated, Powell on Real Property, and more!

With anytime access, you can check out one eBook at a time for 7 days. You can check out materials and read them on your computer or through the app, available for both iOS and Android devices. Contact the Law Library for details: 775-328-3250 or

WestlawWestlaw Next

Washoe County Law Library provides free access to Westlaw. Westlaw is an online legal research service providing quick, easy access to West's vast collection of statutes, case law materials, treatises, forms, and other legal resources, as well as primary law for the U.S. and all 50 states.

Research Guides

The Nevada Supreme Court Law Library has created research guides to provide basic information and assist the public in navigating topics to include: County and Municipal Code User Guide, Legal Treatises by Topic (Public), Legal Writing Resources, Lexis Digital Library for the Public, and Researching Nevada Statutory Derivation. The Nevada Supreme Court Law Library's research guides are not intended to substitute for a detailed legal research guide or the advice of a licensed attorney.

Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.