Law Library

Ashburn Library

BRANCH INFORMATION

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.       
Closed: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Branch Manager: 
Alice Zent › 

ABOUT THIS BRANCH

 

The Law Library is a public library that serves the legal information needs of self-represented litigants, legal professionals, the judiciary, and county and other governmental officials. Public access to legal information is a critical component of open and equal access to the justice system. The Law Library’s mission is to provide all of its patrons appropriate access to accurate and practical legal information.

  • Internet access and MS Word are available on three public computer stations.
  • Printing: B/W photocopies/computer printouts cost 15 cents per page.
  • Reference and research assistance is provided to all users. Reference services are available by phone, in person or email.
  • Attorney referral information about local agencies, programs and attorneys is provided to pro se litigants who need assistance.
  • Borrowing privileges are available to court staff and licensed VA attorneys. Attorneys may also apply for “after-hours” access to the Law Library.
  • Work tables and a charging station for mobile phones are available for patron use.
  • WestlawNext allows for keyword and natural language subject searching of Virginia and Federal primary and secondary sources, forms and textbooks.
  • Gale Legal Forms database provides access to legal, business and personal forms and template documents, including many that are specific to Virginia.
  • Law Library Kiosk provides access to Virginia forms and templates of standard court documents.
  • Small Business Resource Center covers all aspects of operating a business, including accounting and tax resources.

Free Notary services are available on a drop-in basis but appointments are recommended. Some important information before you come in for Notary service:

  • Documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary Public after the presentation of a valid photo ID
  • Documents presented must be in English and able to be read by the Notary Public on duty 
  • Certified copies of birth, death or marriage certificates are not available through a Notary Public and can be requested by the issuing government office.
  • Witnesses to signatures may not always be available based on staffing. Please consider bringing required witnesses with you.
  • While appointments are not required, they are recommended to assure that a Notary Public is available to assist you in a timely manner.
  • In order to assure that there is time to complete all necessary documents, appointments will not be taken within one hour of closing.

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