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The Alexandria Law Library provides legal resources for the benefit of the entire Alexandria community, including its citizens, government agencies, local businesses, the judiciary, and members of the bar.

Hours & Location
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 Closed
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

520 King Street
Suite LL34
VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.4077
About the branch

Parking:  There is no parking lot.  On-street parking  is available at meters and in free spaces with posted time limits.  Meter parking is limited to two hours.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.1 miles) and King Street Stations (0.8 mile). 
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT7/AT8
  • King Street Trolley: King & St Asaph


Upcoming Events
Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room



Everyone entering the Courthouse building is required to pass through a metal detector.

Cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices are not allowed in the building, unless you are a Virginia licensed, practicing attorney with a valid bar card and photo ID. 

Small lockers are available to store your cell phone for a $0.25 fee.




Staff is available to assist users in locating, accessing, and using resources in the collection.

Staff may neither provide legal opinions/advice, assist with filling out legal forms, nor interpret the law/legal materials.

Question regarding interpretation of law or legal materials should be directed to a licensed attorney.


  • Free access to LexisNexis and Westlaw legal databases.
  • Free wireless internet and use of internet computers
  • Microsoft Office Suite at designated workstations
  • Printing and photocopying for 25 cents per page (cash only)
  • Access to various electronic legal forms
  • Television with DVD/VCR player rental for trials at the Alexandria City Courthouse ($100 per day)
    • Completed rental agreement and receipt of payment necessary in advance of usage



The library provides select information packets, which include *samples. The information packets can be purchased and printed at the Alexandria Law Library (with a standard library charge of $0.25 per page) or can be printed from this web site by following the links below.

*Samples provided serve only as guides to draft documents from scratch.




The Law Library contains a Virginia-specific collection of primary and secondary legal materials, including legal form books; select topic-specific, Maryland, and D.C. secondary resources; federal case law and statutory materials.

Materials in the library are for reference only and do not circulate.

Search the print collection of the Law Library here





Superseded copies of legal texts are available for sale for up to three months after they are removed from the collection. These items are available for sale for a suggested donation of $10.00. Currently all book sales must be paid in cash. A copy of currently available books can be found here (pdf).

These titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and items on this list will not be held for customers.




Alexandria Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

For customers looking for local legal representation, the Law Library provides access to, and assistance with, applying to the Alexandria Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. For a fee of $55, paid to the Bar Association, clients receive a referral for a 30-minute appointment with an Alexandria Bar Association attorney who practices in the client’s particular area of need. Appointments are usually scheduled within 1-3 days of the first contact from the client and take place at the attorney's office.

Lawyer Referral Service Office
520 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria VA 22314

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a non-profit law firm which provides free legal assistance in civil cases to individuals who qualify. The mission of LSNV is to serve individuals who, without legal assistance, will lose a critical human need - food, shelter, income, medical care, or personal safety.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Alexandria Office
121 North Washington Street, Suite 300A
Alexandria, VA 22314
Toll-free for clients 866.534.5243






Free Legal Answers
The Virginia State Bar’s Free Legal Answers program provides Virginians of modest means with answer to many legal questions and is staffed by licensed Virginia lawyers.


Free and Low Cost Legal Resources Pamphlet
A guide for helping low- and modest-income Virginians obtain legal services.


Restoration of Civil Rights
An online form to help those seeking to restore their rights to vote, serve on a jury, run for office, or become a notary public.