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Legal Resources


A print legal reference collection is available for use by the public that includes both primary and secondary legal materials. Some highlights of the print collection include the South Carolina Code of Laws and the Code of Regulations, Rules of Court for all South Carolina state and federal courts, case reporters for South Carolina state and federal courts, South Carolina Jurisprudence, and a number of treatises on a variety of legal topics.

Available at:
 Hughes Main Library, 2nd Floor. In-Library use only. Does not require a Library card.


Enjoy free access from within any Library System location to the online resource Westlaw, the premier legal research website. Westlaw contains links to cases and statutes from all fifty states and the federal level, as well as numerous secondary resources to help with legal research. The Hughes Main Library has librarians available who are trained in legal research techniques and are available to assist with legal research by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Available at: All Library System locations. One computer reserved at Hughes Main without a time limit or library card requirement


U.S. Federal Documents

Greenville County Library System is a congressionally designated member of the Federal Depository Library Program. This program distributes government documents free of cost to the Greenville County Library System and other libraries throughout the United States. Documents available include: census information, the US Code of Laws, agriculture statistics, the public papers of the Presidents, the budget of the United States government, the economic report of the President, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Social Security Handbook, and more.

Available at:
 Hughes Main Library, 2nd Floor. In-Library use only. Does not require a Library card. Ask a staff person for help locating the documents you need




Wide selection of legal forms from real estate contracts and wills to bankruptcy and divorce. Includes a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.

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Collection of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America.

Westlaw in-library use only

Law reference database including access to court decisions, statutes and regulations from all US state and federal jurisdictions, legal treatises and encyclopedias, form finders, and law reviews.

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