Learn about our history, governance, and mission, find directions and donation information, and read our policies.

Mission     Mission

The Law Library provides professional, practical legal research services, relevant information and education. Read more.

Directions    Directions & Find Us

It’s easy to find 1000 Main Street in Cincinnati. We also have directions once you’re inside the building.


This displays our hours and is a listing of library closure dates.

Scales    Governance

The Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board governs the Law Library, following stewardship by the Cincinnati Law Library Association for more than 160 years.

Policies    Policies

Use of the library is a privilege, not a right, so it’s good to be aware of library policies from computer use to inclement weather to behavior and more.

History    History

Originally created in 1834, this Bench and Bar library was incorporated June 5, 1847.  Read more about the Law Library’s history and homes.

Employment    Employment

We list any open positions here as well as information about the application process.

Donation-form    Donation Form

The Law Library welcomes monetary donations and donations of materials.  Please contact the Law Librarian & Director before donating books.  Read more.