News & Updates

2017 Closures:

  • Monday, January 2, 2017: New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, January 27, 2017: Library Staff In-Service Training Day
  • Monday, February 6, 2017: King County Superior Court Closure due to Severe Weather.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017: Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2017: Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2017: Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2017: Veterans’ Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, 2017: Native American Heritage Day
  • Monday, December 25, 2017: Christmas Holiday

Note that the Law Library follows the King County Superior Court Clerk’s Holiday Closure schedule. The MRJC Law Library typically closes at noon on the last Friday of the month for staff training.

Other News:

New Library Catalog!

May 10, 2017

We have migrated to a new, more user-friendly library catalog! Check it out here. New features include: Mobile Friendly: A responsive mobile-friendly interface, so you … Read more

New Art at the Library

May 8, 2017

The Public Law Library of King County has added new pieces to its art display, thanks to the generosity of the staff at 4 Culture. … Read more

How Libraries Became Public

May 1, 2017

Written by Barbara Fister. You can read the original version of this article here. Of all of our cultural institutions, the public library is remarkable. … Read more

Librarians March for Science

April 20, 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, researchers, educators, students, and citizen scientists all over the world will take to the streets in celebration of science. … Read more

King County Welcomes All

April 19, 2017

King County government has recently released a poster supporting the motivation behind the County’s Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2022.  As … Read more

New WestlawNext Content at PLLKC!

March 28, 2017

Subject Matter Forms More than 600,000 up-to-date national and state-specific forms and other drafting resources, including text forms, official PDF forms (eforms), along with checklists … Read more

Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice sends letter to Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration enforcement activities in Washington Courts

March 23, 2017

In response to a recent uptick in immigration enforcement activities around Washington courthouses, Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst sent a letter to … Read more

Trump Budget Eliminates Legal Services Corporation Funding

March 17, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is cutting discretionary … Read more

The Ethics Of A Mobile, Virtual Law Practice: Washington Gives The OK

February 23, 2017

A Washington State Bar ethics opinion considered whether it was ethical for Washington lawyers to practice law from a virtual law office. In Opinion 201601, … Read more

Introducing The New Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin

February 22, 2017

The National Indian Law Library (NILL), in partnership with the University of Colorado Law School Indian Law Clinic, is pleased to introduce the new Tribal Courts … Read more

If You See Something, Save Something – 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine

February 21, 2017

In recent days, many people have shown an interest in making sure that the Wayback Machine (also known as the Internet Archive) has copies of … Read more

CIA Records Search Tool Now Available Online

February 21, 2017

The CIA recently announced that its CREST tool is now available online.  CREST is an electronic database of records that have been declassified under the … Read more

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