Law Library Reopening

***PLEASE NOTE***

Access is currently limited to attorneys and their staff, government employees and press. Attorneys may meet with clients on site, but the facility is not open to the general public.  However, we have expanded the remote services we provide to the public during this time. Please see this post for details or email reference@cms.hamilton-co.org with questions.

 

Great news! The Law Library has reopened its physical facility to patrons on July 6, 2020. In addition to meeting your remote research needs, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes to prepare for a safe reopening. In order to maintain the health and safety of patrons and staff, things will look a little different. A few things to note about our first stage of reopening:

 

Hours:

  • The Law Library will be open to patrons Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 3pm.
  • We will continue serving you remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Access:

  • Access will be limited to attorneys and their staff, government employees and press. Attorneys may meet with clients on site, but the facility will not be open to the general public.
  • Access to enter the library via the 5th Floor will be restricted. Patrons should enter the library from the 6th Floor entrance, near the elevator.
  • Patrons will sign in and out of the library by checking in with library staff. This will be a contactless process.
  • We will follow all orders put forth by the courts about building access. The most recent is available, here.

 

Conference Rooms:

  • Access to conference rooms will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made on our website, by email, by phone at 946-5300 or on-site. We will have restrictions for the number of persons permitted per room.

 

Services and Books:

  • We will not offer notary service or coffee in the initial phase.
  • Copies and prints will be free in our first few weeks of reopening.
  • All books should be returned to the book drops.
  • CLEs will continue to be done by webinar.

 

Health and Safety:

  • Masks will be required, in accordance with court orders.
  • Any individuals exhibiting signs of respiratory infection may be denied access.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet must be observed by patrons and staff at all times.
  • We will engage in frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.

 

 

We know that this is a lot to remember, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lauren with any questions. These protocols will likely evolve over time as we adapt to best meet your needs and keep on top of this dynamic situation. We will work hard to keep you informed about changes as they happen.

 

-Lauren Morrison

Law Librarian and Director