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FAQs

 

Are you open to the public?
I don't know anything about legal research.  Can you help me?
How much are photocopies?
Do you have Internet access?
Should I re-shelve my books?
Can you help me fill out a legal form?
Can I check out books?
Do you have any computers that I can use for typing documents?

 

Public Access

We are open to the public. 

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How We Can Help

While we can't provide legal advice, such as interpreting a case or statute, or tell you what "the law" is on a particular subject or select a form for your use, we are happy to help you locate resources on your subject and show you generally how to use them.  There is a lawyer referral service at the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association (757-623-0132) that can provide you with the name of an experienced attorney that you can contact if you need legal advice and assistance.

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Copier Usage

Copies are 25 cents each.  Two-page copying (side by side) will save you both time and money.

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Internet Access

We have computer terminals with Internet access.  Keep in mind, however, that it may be quicker and easier to find what you need using books.  Contrary to popular belief, it's not "all on the Internet."  So be sure to tell us what you are looking for and we can help you get what you need and get it quickly.

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Re-shelving

Please re-shelve all materials that you use during your research.

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Legal Forms

We can assist you in locating form books and show you how to use the index, but we cannot give advice on which form to choose or what language to insert.

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Non-circulating Library

We are a non-circulating library.  You may, however, copy pages using the photocopier.

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Computer Usage

Our computers are only used for legal research.  You may wish to contact other local libraries if you need to use a computer for typing legal documents.

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