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Sussex County Law Library

The Sussex County Law Library sits off the Circle, in historical downtown Georgetown, Delaware.

The Sussex Law Library is committed to providing comprehensive and responsive legal research assistance and information services to the Delaware Judiciary, state agencies, legal community, and members of the public.

The Sussex Law Library has implemented new procedures and creative alternatives, as well as conventional methods, to further assist patrons by providing; wireless computer access, multiple computer terminals, and a wide spectrum of legal online databases and print resources. The Sussex Law Library endeavors to maintain a balance by both preserving reference and archival materials, while innovating and planning for the future of the library in a digital era.

Sussex County Law Library is located in the Sussex Courthouse Annex and sits off the Circle, in Historical Downtown Georgetown, Delaware.

5 East Pine Street
Georgetown, De 19947
Phone:302-856-5483
Fax: 302-856-5391

Leah S. Chandler, Law Librarian
Email leah.chandler@state.de.us

Business hours of operation: 
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


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Sussex County Law Library Usage Policies & Procedures

Public Access:

Due to security concerns, the Sussex County Law Library is open to the general public or Pro Se (self- representing) litigants every Wednesday, from 10 am until 12 pm.

Please contact the law library to schedule an appointment in advance.

Public Access Form

Bar Members:

Out of State: If you are an out-of-state bar member in good standing, please call in advance to arrange a visit to the law library.

In State: If you are a current member of the Delaware Bar in good standing, please call or email the librarian to begin the process of being issued a key card to the law library. Please remember to bring your bar card when applying for a key card.

Members of the Bar Form

Representatives of State Agencies:

If you are working for a state agency and have a legal research question, please call or email the law librarian to obtain further information or assistance.

Photocopying and Printing:

The library charges 10 cents a page for any printing or copying services.

Online Database Services:

We currently offer comprehensive online legal research services through LexisNexis, Westlaw, and EBSCO’s “Legal Information Reference Center” free of charge. The law library has three computer terminals. Wireless service is available. 

Law Books and Treatises:

Please see a complete copy of all of our library’s holdings.

Checking Out Materials:

Books can be checked out by members of the Delaware Bench and Bar only. Any materials that are checked out are subject to immediate recall. Some of the archival and/or reference materials aren’t allowed to leave the law library.