Pierce County Law Library

New! Lexis eBook Digital Library


Announcing the Law Library’s new eBook Digital Library!

Available free of charge, 24/7.

Now you have anytime access to eBooks published by LexisNexis / Matthew Bender, ABA, and James publishers! Also included are popular nonfiction eBooks, including Bill Gates’ new book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Obama’s A Promised Land, and Thomas Friedman’s Thank you for Being Late.

Look for Lexis’s complete library of Washington materials including the RCW annotated, Court rules and all their LexisNexis Practice Guides for Washington State. Authoritative treatise materials are also included in the collection. PCLL eBook collection 

Access these eBooks --online or offline--wherever you are: in the courtroom, in the office, working from home, or anywhere using your smart phone, tablet or any device with a browser. Download the LexisNexis Digital app for enhanced access, available at your Apple or Google app store.

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Mission Statement

As the only public law library in Pierce County, the mission of the Pierce County Law Library is to provide county-wide convenient access to current legal information including explanatory materials. The library will provide information in print and electronic formats as are suitable for the diverse Pierce County community to use in criminal and civil litigation and for the resolution of personal and business legal matters. Our mission is also to provide trained and knowledgeable Library staff to assist patrons in meeting their legal information needs.

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 ​Remote Access Legal Research Databases
Casemaker Libra is a searchable library of Washington State treatises, practice guides, coursebooks, deskbooks, and continuing legal education (CLE) materials.
NCLC has consumer protection information, such as:
* Mortgages and Foreclosure;
* Student Loan Forgiveness;
* Car Sales, and
* Bankruptcy. 
NOLO has self-help books covering topics of "everyday" law, including:
* Family Law;
* Wills & Estate Planning;
* Small Business & Employment;
* Real Estate, and many more.
T-R West
Westlaw is a comprehensive legal research database that is offering patron access passwords that are good for 20 hours of use over 14 days. You need to register at the above link and choose "Government--State or Local" in the Organization field type. Further instructions.
Other Legal Research2
​Form Packets for Sale

The Library sells self-help form packets on a variety of topics.

Packets may be purchased online with Paypal or by appointment at the Library.

  • Online Orders are processed Monday-Friday during hours of operation. If you're requesting forms be mailed, please expect a delay for USPS processing.
  • To purchase a packet at the Library, call (253) 798-2691 for an appointment.

Form Packets available at the Library 

Form Packets for sale online

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November 10th Update on the Eviction Moratorium, by TacomaProBono

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