Q. Who can become a member of the law library?

A. All attorneys who have passed the bar in the state of Ohio are eligible to become members. Non-member attorneys may use the library during business hours Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Applicable court officials/employees are eligible for statutory membership, meaning they may become members without having to pay dues so long as they remain in the court's employ.

Q. Can the public use the law library?

A. The library is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

Q. Does the law library have legal forms?

A. There are no printed forms in the library. Select forms are available online through various Lucas County agencies, including the following: 
Municipal Court Forms

Probate Court Forms

Lucas County Clerk of Courts Forms - Automobile and Watercraft Division, Civil Division, Criminal Division, Sixth District Court of Appeals, Domestic Relations Division

Q. Can attorneys meet with their clients in the law library?

A. Yes. There are several private meeting rooms in the library's lower level available on a first-come, first-serve basis that are ideal  for this purpose. 

Q. How can I find a lawyer?

A. The Toledo Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Program can help you find a local lawyer for your specific needs.

Toledo Bar Association: Lawyer Referral
311 N. Superior St.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 242-2000 

Q. I need legal assistance but can't afford a lawyer. What should I do?

A. The following agencies provide legal assistance to eligible low income individuals and groups:

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO)
525 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 400
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 724-0030
(877) 894-4599

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
525 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 300
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 255-0814
(419) 837-0814 

Toledo Bar Association: Modest Means Program
311 N. Superior St.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 242-2000

Toledo Bar Association: Pro Bono Legal Services Program
311 N. Superior St.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 242-9363

The Toledo Bar Association also holds clinics to assist the public with expungement, divorce, and juvenile court matters. You may call the Toledo Bar Association's Pro Bono Program at (419) 242-9363 for more information.