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All of the Public Law Library's resources are available for free to anyone who visits one of our branches.  Individuals who also wish to check out materials are required to join the Subscriber Program and pay the appropriate fee.

Subscriber Program Categories and Fees

Attorney Subscribers: Any practitioner, law firm, legal partnership or corporate legal department which has an office in King County. There is a non-refundable annual fee of $65.00 for each King County attorney employee of the business. Beginning in September of each year, the fee is prorated to $25 per attorney through the end of the calendar year.

Government Subscriber: Any employee of a city, county, state or federal government office located in King County, or a judge of a court located in King County may borrow materials for business purposes. Government subscribers are not required to pay an annual subscription fee.

Resident Subscriber: There are three options for this category:

A. A business or organization with an office in King County. There is a non-refundable annual subscription fee of $65.00 for each King County professional employee of the business or organization.

B. An individual resident of King County, who is not an attorney, and pays a non-refundable annual subscription of $65.00.

C. An individual resident of King County, who is not an attorney, and pays a non-refundable limited term (120 days) subscription fee of $25.00. This subscription will terminate at the end of the 120 day period unless the subscription is extended by the payment of a non-refundable fee of $40.00 to extend the subscription to the end of the subscription year.

Exempt Organizations: Exempt organizations must contact the Library regarding qualifications for this category.

Subscriber Program Rules

All subscribers agree to be bound by the rules of the Library. Any subscriber who flagrantly or persistently violates the Library rules will have their subscription privileges suspended or terminated by the Board of Law Library Trustees. A copy of the rules are available from the Library. For more information regarding the subscriber program or to obtain an application please contact the law library staff at 206-477-1305.

Without access to information, there is no justice.