What Are the Benefits of Subscribing?
NEW! “Let Us Do Your Research For You”: With this new service, attorneys can hand off their research question to our skilled reference staff and we will provide a research memorandum including references to applicable law and resources. Research services are billed at a rate of $100 per hour, in 15 minute increments. Click here for more information.
NEW! Three Free Document Deliveries per Year: Give us your known citation to a case, statute, law review or other document in our collection and we will deliver a copy to you electronically. (This is a $60 dollar value based on current subscriber pricing.) Click here for more information.
NEW! One Hour of Additional Westlaw Time: Subscribers can now request an additional hour of Westlaw time – beyond the customary two-hour limit for non-subscribers. Take advantage of our expanded Westlaw treatise and court filings content. Learn more about our expanded Westlaw content here.
Discounted Document Delivery: Beyond the three free document deliveries, subscribers also enjoy a discounted price of $20 per citation for additional deliveries. This compares to the standard price of $25 for non-subscribers. Find more information about this service here.
Check Out Books & Materials: Although 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. Find more information about this service here.
Discounted Conference Room Reservations: For members of the Public Law Library’s Subscriber Program, the hourly reservation fee is $15 This is a 25% discount from the non-subscriber hourly fee of $20 Find more information about this service here. Note: the conference room rate for Subscribers will increase to $20 per hour beginning on June 1, 2019.
Discounted CLE Classes: Classes are back at the Public Law Library of King County, and most of them are eligible for CLE credit! Unless otherwise stated, class fees are $20 for library subscribers. For non-subscribers, the class fees are $35 Find more information about this service here.
Subscriber Program Categories and Fees:
Attorney Subscribers: For any practitioner, law firm, legal partnership, or corporate legal department which has an office in Washington State, there is a non-refundable annual fee of $78.50 for each attorney of the business who wishes to have an account with the Library. Download the 2019 Attorney Subscriber Form here.
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. Download the 2019 Government Subscriber Form here.
Resident Subscriber: An individual resident of King County who is not an attorney and pays a non-refundable annual subscription of $78.50. Download the 2019 Resident Subscriber Form here.
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 please contact the law library staff at (206) 477-1305.