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Law Library Closed for Labor Day

The Franklin County Law Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Brown Bag Lunch Series - eBook Training

The Franklin County Law Library is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Program on eBooks on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm in the Law Library.

The Franklin County Law Library was the first county law library in Ohio to offer   eBooks to our patrons. These eBooks can be checked out to your personal devices for 14 days. Bring your device in and learn how to search and download.


Brown Bag Lunch Series - Defending Jacob

Judge Charles Schneider will lead a book discussion of Defending Jacob on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 12:15 in the Law Library.

Have the book read and be prepared to defend your position on this thought provoking novel. Complimentary copies of the book will be given to the first 10 participants who register.

In addition to reading the book, Judge Schneider has asked that participants be familiar with Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent.

Reservations are required. 



LibGuides Legal Research Guides

The Franklin County Law Library is now using a program called LibGuides to create online legal research guides.  Currently there are fifteen guides, including a new one called Cost-Effective Electronic Legal Research. This guide, along with, Free Websites for Legal Research, Ohio Primary Law Research and Ohio Secondary Sources, gives a thorough review of conducting legal research.

These comprehensive guides include links to forms, statutes and regulations, books in the library collection, and related state and local agencies. If there is a guide you would like to see us create, just let us know.

Click here to access all guides.


Franklin County Law Library 2015 Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Franklin County is Launching a Brown Bag Lunch Program Series in 2015.  Programs are held during the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  Reservations are required for all programs. Call the law library at 614-525-4971 or stop by the circulation desk to sign up. 

Click on the attached Brown Bag Lunch Flyer for program information.

e-Books Have Arrived at the Law Library

The Franklin County Law Library is now circulating a collection of Matthew Bender e-Books via OverDrive.  The 30 titles can be downloaded for 7 days on the OverDrive desktop reader or app. Law Library card holders may check out eBooks.  Call or stop by the law library for information on how to download the e-Books. 

Click here to access the eBook collection.



Welcome to the Franklin County Law Library. We are dedicated to providing legal resources to all citizens in central Ohio. Visit our beautiful library in downtown Columbus to find out how we can assist you.