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Due to Covid-19, The Montgomery County Law Library operating hours are:

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

                                                                           ** LEXISNEXIS UPDATE**

As a Patron of the Library you are probably aware that we (or public library name) offer Patron Access to LexisNexis.  LexisNexis continues to partner with us and the wider legal Community during the Covid-19 pandemic and are continuing to provide access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises.  If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance® ID at this ID will be good until May 31st, 2021.  This ID allows you to conduct research on the cases codes, and agency materials needed for their legal work and personal legal research.

Further COVID-19 Measures: 

Everyone who enters the Montgomery County Courts building is required to wear a face covering and only two people will be allowed to use an elevator at one time.

In addition, we have implemented several specific safety measures in the Law Library.  In the spirit of 6 feet social distancing, we have installed plexiglass partitions at our front desk, segregated our patron computers, removed some chairs in our Main Room, eliminated use of our small conference rooms, reduced the occupancy of our main conference room, and created directional traffic patterns throughout our Law Library.  Our staff will be wearing masks at all times, and they will observe the 6 feet rule when providing you with assistance.  We will be sanitizing all computer workstations and our main conference room between uses, and regularly disinfecting common surfaces every day.  We have suspended providing coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.  Hand sanitizer is available for use at all the computer terminals and in the library.  We have also implemented safety protocols for our books that involve quarantining them for at least 72 hours before they can be returned to the shelves or circulated to a new patron.  You will observe gray bins in the law library, and we ask that you place any returned books in the bin located at our entrance.  We also ask that any books pulled from the shelves from the Ohio collection be placed on the tops of the bookshelves or library tabletops and books pulled while browsing the stacks be placed in the gray bins located at the end of the library stacks.  Our staff will collect them, and they will be quarantined for at least 72 hours.  For at least the first few months of our reopening, we will also be offering curbside pick-up and drop off of books for those who do not otherwise need to enter the Courts Building.  Just call ahead to arrange a mutually convenient time with our staff.




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About The Montgomery County Law Library

The Montomery County Law Library is the successor to the Dayton Law Library Association which was originally incorporated in 1868 by a group of local attorneys and was known as the Dayton Bar Association. In 1925 the Association title changed to the Dayton Law Library Association.

On January 1, 2010, the governance of the Law Library transferred to the newly formed Montgomery County Law Library Resources Board. This new county agency was established pursuant to Ohio H.B. 420 (2008) and has the responsibility to provide legal research, reference, and library services to the county and to manage the coordination, acquisition, and utilization of legal resources [ORC §307.51(B)]. The Board maintains a staffed library facility in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Building to serve all officers and employees of the political jurisdictions throughout the county as well as the general public.



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The Hugh H. Altick Memorial Reading Room

505 Montgomery County Courts Building
41 North Perry Street, PO Box 972, 
Dayton, OH 45422
Phone (937) 225-4496   Fax (937) 225-5056

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Hours 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Monday - Friday