Law Library Director
Roanoke County / Salem Courthouse
305 E. Main St.
Ph: (540) 387-6344
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Law Library provides legal research and reference materials to the general public as well as to attorneys and court personnel. Questions regarding the interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Law Library staff are prohibited from the following actions:
- Offering legal advice
- Restating the law
- Recommending legal action
The Roanoke County Law Library has a collection of legal reference materials that focuses on Virginia law. We have the Code of Virginia, reported cases from the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court and selected cases from Virginia Circuit Courts. Our collection also includes the United States Code and the United States Supreme Court Reports. Statutes and recent cases from other states are available on the Internet.
In addition, we have legal encyclopedias and a variety of practice handbooks that deal with specific areas of the law, such as domestic relations, criminal law, estate planning and bankruptcy. Form books are available that provide examples of some types of legal documents. These forms are only examples and would have to be revised to fit a particular situation. We do not have preprinted, fill-in-the-blank forms.
All materials are for reference only and cannot be checked out or leave the library. Copies may be made for 10 cents per page.