Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.
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Founded in 1970 and renovated and renamed in 1999, the Alex Bonavitacola Law Library is home to a print collection that is geared to facilitate the research of the judges, law clerks and interns of the First Judicial District, as well as other court personnel. The collection includes, but is not limited to, current federal and Pennsylvania statutes and regulations, the Philadelphia code and published department regulations, Pennsylvania treatises and practice materials on a wide range of legal topics and issues and CLE materials from the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The main library is civil law oriented. There are five PC work stations with Internet access for court personnel only.
Law Library (Main Location)
Admission: Open to the Public with no computer access
Room 600, City Hall
Phila, PA 19107
Telephone: (215) 686-3799
Fax: (215) 686-3737
Hours: Call for operating hours
Interlibrary Loan: Permitted
Law Librarian: Stephanie Shepard
OCLC Symbol: PQY
Online Services: Internet access, Banner, and Microsoft Outlook
Interlibrary Loan: Not Permitted
The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice Law Library was established in 1995. It is a contemporary facility and the book collection is geared toward criminal law, procedure and evidence.
The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice Law Library (Satellite Location)
Admission: Current FJD Judges, Law Clerks, Interns and Judicial Fellows only
1301 Filbert St., 13th floor
Phila., PA 19107