The Hays County Law Library is operated as a public service for residents of Hays County.The library is open and available to the general public and attorneys. The library is paid for through a portion of civil courts costs dedicated to the operation of the library, per Local Government Code §323.023. The library is strictly for legal research use.
Services Available in the Law Library
- Three computers with internet access.
- Two computers with computer-assisted legal research by WestlawNext.
- Wireless internet
- Self-serve copier (cash or coin only) and printer; fees are $0.15 per page
- Print legal research materials
- No fax machine or public telephone available
There is a public Xerox machine located in the Law Library that accepts cash or coin only.
- Copy fee: $0.15/page
- Print fee: $0.15/page
The computers in the Law Library are available free of charge for attorneys and patrons who need to conduct legal research or work. Two computers provide access to WestlawNext Patron Access for legal research and forms.
Please refrain from using the computers for personal use, such as social networking sites, YouTube, music, or playing internet games.
The computers are for public use only; do not save any important or confidential files to the desktop or hard drive. Save all important documents to a flash drive or another storage device that you provide.
The Law Librarian is only available part-time and is generally available during the hours listed above. The Law Librarian is not available between 10:30am and 3:00pm.
The Law Librarian can assist users in finding legal print or online resources. By law, the Law Librarian cannot give legal advice, draft information, translate, or assist in filling out forms.
Law Library Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
Law Librarian Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Law Librarian is only available part-time and is generally available during the hours listed above. Please see the Law Librarian link for more information.
*When the Law Librarian is out, local bar members may check out the key from the front desk at the DA’s office.
A driver’s license or Hays County Attorney Badge is required for key check out.
All visitors must enter through the front entrance and go through security. Inside the Government Center, the Law Library is located on the second floor behind the staircase and next to the District Attorney’s office.
From IH-35: Take Exit 202/Wonder World Drive/RR 12 on the south side of San Marcos and turn west. Go over the railroad track overpass and at the bottom make an immediate right (north) on South Stagecoach Trail.
From Hunter Road/FM 2439: Turn east on Wonder World Drive/RR 12 toward I-35. Turn left (north) on South Stagecoach Trail at the bottom of the railroad overpass.
The Government Center is on the right at the end of the street.
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