Our website is currently unavailable.
On Friday, May 8th, the Office of Court Administration's network was hit with a ransomware attack. To limit the extent of the attack, OCA took many systems offline, including our website. They are hard at work to get it restored. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes. For details, please see the temporary OCA website.
What can I access?
I have a question about the law.
I need legal help or legal aid.
E-Books on OverDrive
Browse and borrow e-books with your library account (note: your library account must be active and in good standing).
Our account representatives have allowed library patrons to create their own free, temporary accounts. Use the link above to create your account. Important: select Government - State & Local as your Organization Type. Access is limited to 20 hours over 45 days. Create an account before June 30, 2020.
Once you have your account, log in to Westlaw Edge.
Our account representatives have allowed library patrons to create their own free, temporary Lexis accounts. Access is valid for 30 days or until May 31, 2020, whichever is shorter.
Once you have your account, log in to Lexis Advance.
If you have questions about the law or need help with legal research, our librarians are still working hard to help provide Texans with legal information. You can reach us in the following ways:
Please note that librarians are not able to provide legal advice, legal opinions, or an interpretation of the law. We do not have lawyers on staff who can answer your legal questions. The information we provide should not be construed as or substituted for legal advice.
If you need to speak with an attorney, consider these options:
TexasLawHelp.org Legal Help Finder
Enter your zip code to find legal aid near you.
Lawyer Referral Service
The State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service connects you with an attorney in your area and provides an initial 30-minute consultation for $20.
What is unavailable?
Remote access to databases (AILALink, HeinOnline, Fastcase)
Library account sign-ups and renewals
Library website content