The Law Library

The Lycoming County Law Library has been located in the James V. Brown Library since 2006. The Law Library models intergovernmental and private cooperation in the county, extending service to attorneys and general public alike, during regular library hours.

For help using the collection please contact any member of our Information Services Staff or Alex Hartmann, our Legal Librarian at 326-0536 ext. 139 or by email

The Print collection includes

  • Pennsylvania state and United States federal primary and secondary law;
  • Ordinances for Lycoming County, the City of Williamsport, all county boroughs and townships;
  • A collection of law summaries and other self-help materials on civil, criminal, business, estate, family, financial and housing topics;

 WestLawNext (in library use only)

WestlawNext includes searchable legal resources for the state of Pennsylvania, such as Pennsylvania Cases, Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated, Pennsylvania Court Rules, and the Pennsylvania Administrative Code. It also includes journals and law reviews. WestLawNext is searchable by subject, name, date, and citation.

Our reference staff can assist members and patrons

  • Locate materials on specific topics
  • Use the professional legal collection, including the Lexis database
  • Identify community resources that might aid the resolution of an issue

NOTE: By Pennsylvania Law, library staff CANNOT:

  • Interpret legal material.
  • Give legal advice.
  • Select forms, or
  • Recommend language for use the legal documents.