Legal Research: Local Help

Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center
Travis County Law Library
Granger Building, Suite 140 (first floor)
314 West 11th Street (Guadalupe + 11th)
Austin, TX 78701


Open to the public
Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Law librarians at the Travis County Law Library can help you get started researching legal questions and refer you to services, websites and books. It's a great place to go if you are representing yourself in civil court or just want to explore legal issues, like landlord and tenant processes. Please note, they are not attorneys, so they can't provide legal advice, tell you what forms to use or fill them out for you. They also cannot interpret cases or laws for you. But you can:

  • Obtain a legal form.
  • Have a librarian review your form to be sure it's completely filled out.
  • Get general info about court rules, procedures and practices so you know what to expect.
  • View books and information online and in print, including from online legal research tools like LexisNexis.

Other services include:

  • Divorce: A reference attorney can review your divorce forms for free if it's an uncontested divorce in Travis County and neither you nor your spouse has a lawyer (learn more about family law review).
  • Occupational Driver's Licence (ODL): Get a free appointment with a reference attorney to review your paperwork for the occupational driver's license (learn more about ODL review).
  • Print, copy or fax for 20 cents per page.
  • Public notary for $3.

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