The law libraries are equipped with
visual aids; several are equipped with reading machines. Please call
ahead to let the library staff know how we can best assist you.
general, primary sources and research books such as statutes, records
and briefs, citators, digests,
encyclopedic works, reference books, loose-leaf services, and
Connecticut materials do not circulate.
Secondary sources such as journals,
anatomical charts and
treatises may circulate for a limited time period,
depending on the availability of photocopy facilities
and other local considerations. All loans are subject to immediate recall.
Borrowing is limited to officers of the court
and pro se litigants. However, restrictions on removals may be
waived or restrictions may be imposed as the local law librarian
deems necessary, taking into account high demand, feasibility of
replacement, duplicate copies, and the immediate needs of the Court.
Copyright - The law
libraries reserve the right to refuse any document delivery request
that the library staff believes would be a violation of copyright
Copy Services -
For copies made by
the following charges, per copy, apply:
- photocopies $.10
- microfiche $.10
- computer printouts $.10
For copies made by
and sent to patrons, the following charges, per copy, apply:
- photocopies $.25 plus postage &
- microfiche $.25 plus postage &
- computer printouts $.25 plus postage
& handling $1.00
Fax Services -
The law libraries will fax library
materials to patrons upon request. Charges are:
- $0.25 per page.
- Sending a fax longer than 20
pages is at the discretion of the sending library.
Interlibrary Loans -
Materials not owned by the
Connecticut Judicial Branch law libraries may be borrowed from other
libraries. Charges, if any, are set by the lending library. Patrons
will be advised of any charges before the materials are shipped, and
will be notified when the materials are received.
Reference Services -
It is the reference mission of
the library staff to assist in a timely and efficient manner all
individuals who are researching the law or pursuing legal rights and
remedies. The library staff will attempt to provide professional
bibliographic assistance, legal reference, research guidance, and
accurate referral. The law libraries provide in-person, telephone,
and mail reference service. Reference requests may also be made
electronically from our Reference Desk.
Please note, the library staff is prohibited from rendering any
advice, opinion, or interpretation of the law.