Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the Hamilton County Law Library closed its facility beginning at 4pm on March 13. We will remain closed through April 30 following federal social distancing guidelines.

While we hope that everyone is staying home and healthy, we understand that access to justice is still a necessity, even more so in times of crisis. Here is a list of legal resources that the general public has access to for free.

Under normal circumstances, the general public is not able to email the Law Library to ask for resources. However, during the library’s closure, we are willing to send limited materials to the general public for free.

Please be advised, we cannot give legal advice. We cannot answer your legal question.

Here’s what we can do:

Send sections of the Ohio Revised Code.

YES: “Can you send me ORC 2921.13?”

YES: “Can you send me the revised statute on Criminal Trespass?”

NO: “What does the law say about how long to get to trial?”

NO: “I was arrested and I want to know my rights.”

Send sections from books published by Baldwin’s. Below you will find a list of Baldwin’s treatises, along with links to their Tables of Contents.

YES: “Can I have section 1:13-1:18 in the DUI law book?”

YES: “Can I have the Multi-Count Uniform Traffic Ticket form in the DUI book?

NO: “What does the law say about DUIs?”

NO: “Can you send me the entire book?”

NO:  “My landlord said X Y and Z and I don’t think that’s right. Can he do that?”

NO: “My husband and I are getting divorced. Can you send me the forms I need?”

Once the Law Library reopens, we will be happy to assist you in person with your more complicated legal research needs. We are offering this limited access during this time of closure as a courtesy. Email reference@cms.hamilton-co.org and we will do our best to assist you. Please note that we will offer this service for as long as we can, but may need to suspend it at some point.

Baldwin’s Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law

Baldwin’s Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law

Ohio Arrest Search and Seizure

Katz & Giannelli Criminal Law

Ohio Civil Practice

Ohio Trial Practice

Ohio Personal Injury

Ohio Elder Law

Ohio Juvenile Law

Ohio Condominium Law

Ohio Domestic Violence Law

Ohio Probate Law