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Welcome to the Law Library of the Second Judicial District Court

Scales We are the public law library for Washoe County. As a public library, everyone is welcome to use any and all of the library's legal resources. Our staff is dedicated to helping you find and access the law. We invite you to visit or call the law library for further assistance.

Our Mission

The mission of the Washoe County Law Library and Self Help Center is to enhance access to justice by (1) providing legal information, education, resources, tools, and materials, in print and digital formats, to those engaged with the justice system, and (2) partnering with the courts, bar associations, legal clinics, civic organizations, and government entities to help ensure the legal needs of the community are addressed.

Hours of Operation

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

Closed on all legal holidays listed in NRS 236.015, every Saturday and Sunday, and on holidays. The Law Library closes early at 5:00 pm on the eve of holidays.

Phone: 775-328-3250

The Law Library and the Self Help Center can now assist our patrons in 240 different languages.


Street Address:
Washoe County Law Library
Second Judicial District Court
75 Court Street Room 101
Reno NV 89501

For directions click on map.


Look for metered parking on Virginia, Sierra, or Court streets or park at the Gallery Parking Lot on the corner of First Street and Sierra Street. The Law Library does not validate for parking. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, parking is permitted in the Washoe County parking lot across from the Courthouse at 75 Court Street. The County lot is not available for public parking Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and your vehicle may be towed.

Board of Trustees

The Washoe County Law Library Board of Trustees was established in 1915. The Board of Trustees is governed by the provisions in the Nevada Revised Statutes. 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates
• February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Feb 2017 Board Agenda and Meeting Materials Meeting Minutes
• May 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. May 2017 Board Agenda
• September 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• December 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Please contact Emily Reed, Self Help Center and Law Library Program Manager, with any questions about the Law Library Board of Trustees.
Emily Reed - Program Manager Biography