SERVING THE NEEDS OF PUBLIC & PRIVATE CITIZENS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
Jefferson County Public Law Library
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR LEGAL RESEARCH
Jefferson County Public Law Library
COVID 19 Update
The Old Jail Building is still closed to the public. Access to the Jefferson County Public Law Library is limited during this time. Please call 502-574-5943 with your legal information needs and we will make every effort to accommodate. We are currently trying to set up appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am until 12 noon. This is always subject to change and your name must be on an approved visitors list in order to gain access to the building, so please call to confirm your visit. If you have needs for a conference room at a time other than previously indicated, we will do our best to work with you. Masks are required in the building. Please bear with us during this challenging time. If you need any cases, statutes, etc. emailed to you, you may send citations/simple queries to firstname.lastname@example.org Take care of yourselves!
``Know Your Rights`` Seminars
Continuing Legal Education
Author Library Series Events
The mission of the Jefferson County Public Law Library (JCPLL) is to provide the community with a current collection of legal reference materials based upon the belief that access to knowledge and information is essential to the promotion of justice and respect for the law.
The Jefferson County Public Law Library is pleased to work in conjunction with various educational institutions, law firms, court systems, etc. that are interested in learning more about what services JCPLL has to offer. Library staffers are more than happy to provide tours or presentations explaining how the library is set up, the purposes of the various materials and give examples of how the resources work. Agencies may contact the library at 574-5943 if interested in setting up an educational meeting. Keep in mind that the law prohibits our staff from giving legal advice or interpreting the law.
Free wi-fi is available in the law library. Internet stations are for legal research only. Internet Services include Westlaw and Lexis. Due to the cost of these services, patrons without library membership must pay a user fee of $5/30 min of database use. Library members may access these services free of charge. All copies are .20 per page.
JCPLL has recently added a second conference room and is now making both conference rooms available for mediations and depositions. For those renting the rooms, coffee and bottled water will be made available free of charge.
JCPLL employs two certified notaries for the state of Kentucky. Notary services are provided for $5 per document.
Document Email Services
Patrons need to have a citation or case name for each document, as we are unable to perform legal research for our patrons. There is a $5 charge for one to three citations; two dollars for each additional citation. Charges can be applied to an existing copy account or can be paid over the phone with a credit card.
Photo copies and Fax Services
Copies can be made for .20 per page. Copiers accept change or dollar bills. Copy accounts are available for those who would like to be billed once a month. If you are interested in a copy account, please fill out the account application here. Users of the photocopy machines are liable for any copyright infringement.
You may send or receive a fax at the law library, for .25 per page. Materials faxed to your offices if you have a library copy account. You must provide the correct citation. Call 574-5943 to request a fax transmission. The charge is .25 per page.
…is a non-profit organization supported solely by private donations and fees allocated under KRS 172.180 and KRS 453.060
…staff offers reference assistance to all patrons. However, the staff cannot give legal advice or interpret the law
…collection contains state and federal published opinions; city and county ordinances; state and federal statutes; legal periodicals; treatises, form books and miscellaneous reference materials. Please call if you have any questions regarding the collection