New Castle County Law Library is located in the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly the New Castle County Courthouse).
500 N. King Street
Wilmington DE 19801
Galen Wilson, Senior Law Librarian/Self-Help Center Coordinator
Amy Huffman, Law Librarian
Phone: (302) 255-0844
Fax: (302) 255-2223
Business Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM *
* The New Castle County Law Library is open to the public.
New Castle County Law Library Usage Policies & Procedures
The New Castle County Law Library provides legal research resources and information for the public, the judiciary, legal professionals and other governmental officials. The library is often a starting point for people involved in court cases who don’t have attorneys (also called self-represented litigants). Public access to legal information is a critical component of open and equal access to the justice system. The library provides access to legal research resources and information. Our goal is to maintain as many current and historical legal research resources as possible. The collection is updated regularly. A list of the most recent updates is available on the New Acquisitions page. There is patron free access to Thomson Reuters Westlaw and Lexis Advance. and free Wi-Fi. Self-represented litigants may file appeals to the Delaware Supreme Court in the library.
The public is welcome to use the library and all its resources whenever the building is open. Word processing is available for completing court forms and court-related documents. People without attorneys may file appeals to the Delaware Supreme Court in person at the library. The librarian can provide guidance on the proper procedures, forms and documents needed to file an appeal. Legal advice is not available. The library staff is ready to assist you and looks forward to your visit.
The library is housed on the second floor of the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center. All visitors to the courthouse are screened by Capital Police. For security reasons, all cellular telephones, camera phones and other personal communication devices, including but not limited to laptops and tablets, are forbidden in the building with exceptions listed in the electronic devices policy.
Only Court Personnel are allowed to borrow from the Law Library.
Thomson Reuters Westlaw and Lexis Advance computer legal research services are available for free. Computers are also available to access the library catalog, the Delaware Courts’ website and other library research links, to inquire on Court of Chancery and Supreme Court filings in File & Serve Xpress (FSX), and to obtain Delaware Limited Liability Company forms. There are no computers available for e-mail or general Internet use.
Photocopying and Printing
A public photocopier is available for 10 cents a page. Printing from the computers costs 25 cents per page. The printing fee will be waived if you use your own paper.