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Welcome to the Hamilton County Law Library, a library serving legal professionals in Hamilton County, Ohio Welcome to the Hamilton County Law Library, a library serving legal professionals in Hamilton County, Ohio  

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Subscribe to the Law Library

The Hamilton County Law Library is open to the public but has some resources and services that are restricted to elected officials, judges, and library subscribers. Extend the reach of your law practice by becoming a subscriber today and taking advantage of the professional services and extensive collection of the Library.

Why Subscribe?

The cost of legal research materials continues to skyrocket and your firm needs to be more selective in what it keeps.  We have historic copies of statutes and session laws that most firms don't have space to keep. We have a treatise collection that spans many substantive areas, often with more than one treatise in any given area, providing a level of depth most firm's can't maintain.

In addition, Library services can be accessed remotely, so you can take advantage of your subscription without having to visit the Library.

Subscription Form

Please complete the Subscription Form Portable Document Format - Click to download free Adobe Acrobat Reader and send it with your check to activate your subscription to the Law Library's services.

Subscription Categories

The Law Library's user base  is comprised of individuals and firms - including lawyers, doctors, accountants, and others - who wish to gain access to legal materials far more extensive than are affordable in any single firm.

What is the Difference: Individual v. Firm Subscription?

There are three subscription categories, solo, individual, and firm.  A solo practitioner may become a subscriber and get full access to all library resources and services. An individual attorney in a firm may become a subscriber with access to all on-site library resources and services but not remote access. A firm subscription entitles every employee of the firm - lawyers, paralegals, administrators - to use the Library and its resources, including remote access. Discounts are given to firms with more than 14 attorneys, and the increased cost of a library subscription is offset by substantial savings in using the Library as a complement to your firm's existing library.

Firm subscriptions (including solos) enable subscribers to get additional benefits beyond those available to the individual subscriber working at a firm that is not a subscriber. Compare for yourself the difference between an individual and firm subscription.

Subscription Year

We begin our subscription year on January 1 each year. Current subscribers are billed at the end of the prior year for annual fees. Any subscribers who have not renewed their subscriptions by March 1 are suspended. New individual and firm subscribers pay a pro-rated subscription fee, depending on when they join the Law Library: 100% until March 1, 75% until June 1, and 50% for the rest of the year.  Subscriptions are available to the public.

Annual dues schedule
Solo $100
Individual $100
Firm: 2-14 members $80 per member
Firm: 15-29 members$50 per member
Firm: 30-69 members $45 per member
Firm: 70+ members $40 per member

Non-Subscriber Access

If you wish to try out the Library and its services without becoming a subscriber, you are welcome to visit us Monday through Friday, between 8am and 4pm.  The Library is open to the public, who may access all print legal research materials in the Library.