Benton-Franklin County Law Library

Free, public access to all your local Law Library needs

Welcome to the Benton-Franklin County Law Library!

CBC is proud to host the local Law Library, within our Pasco location, which provides improved access to cases, laws and regulations from the federal government, Washington State and local counties and municipalities. All materials are accessible to you as a student as well as to all members of our community.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all library buildings are closed and we are unable to provide access to Benton-Franklin County Law Library collections. Please see CBC's COVID-19 update page for changes to building access.

For remote access, Thomson Reuters provides a free seven day trial of Westlaw Edge

Students with books

Guidelines for Use

There are three public access legal research computers available on a first-come, first-served basis. The CBC Library staff does not provide legal advice but can help you locate resources within the Law Library.

Printing is available to community members while accessing the Law Library computers. Printing is CASH only and costs $0.05 per black and white, double-sided page and $0.10 per color, single-sided page.

Please note: black and white printing defaults to double-sided and color printing defaults to single-sided; ask library staff for assistance with changing the defaults. Only CBC-supplied letter (8.5 x 11") and legal (8.5 x 14") may be used in printers and copiers.

Print jobs may be picked up from the front desk.

The Westlaw legal research site provides access to many helpful resources:

 

The Law Library also offers free, public access to a number of subscription-based legal databases available for use in the Library only. These include LexisNexis Shepard's Citations Services and a variety of Westlaw databases including:

  • All Analytical Law Library
  • All Forms Library
  • All Primary Law
  • American Jurisprudence 2d
  • American Jurisprudence Pleading and
  • Practice Forms Annotated
  • American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts &
  • Trials
  • American Law Reports
  • Bill and Regulation Tracking
  • Causes of Action
  • Civil Rights/Disabilities Litigation Specialist
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • Couch on Insurance
  • Criminal Law Statutes and Court Rules
  • Environmental Law Library
  • Federal EForms
  • Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code
  • Series
  • Journals and Law Reviews
  • KeyCite All
  • Legislative History
  • Merten/Casey Analytical Tax Library
  • Municipal Law Form Finder and Municipal
  • Legal Forms
  • Restatements of the Law & Principles of the Law
  • Washington Form Finder
  • Washington Practice Series
  • Washington Real Property Form Finder
  • WestlawPRO Tax Law plus Optional Tax Materials
  • Westlaw State Bulletins

Our print collection consists mainly of federal, state, county and municipal cases, laws and regulations, including:

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Deskbook
  • Benton County Code
  • Blacks Law Dictionary
  • Community Property Deskbook
  • Complete Guide to Washington Real Estate Practices
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • Domestic Violence Manual for Judges
  • Family Law Benchbook
  • Federal Civil Rules Handbook
  • Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Federal Practice Digest
  • Federal Procedure Rules Service
  • Federal Reporter
  • Federal Rules Decisions
  • Federal Supplement
  • Franklin County Code
  • Gonzaga Law Review (periodical)
  • Homeland Security Deskbook
  • King County Lawyer's Directory
  • LaFave's Search and Seizure
  • Laws of Washington
  • Manual for Complex Litigation
  • Manual for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
  • Martindale-Hubbell Directories and Digests
  • McQuillin's Law of Municipal Corporations
  • National Reporter Bluebook
  • Pacific Digest
  • Pacific Reporter
  • Public Records Act Deskbook
  • Real Property Deskbook
  • Restatement of the Law
  • Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
  • Rodger's Environmental Law
  • Seattle University Law Review (periodical)
  • Shepards Federal Citations
  • Shepards Federal Statute Citations
  • Shepards Pacific Reporter Citations
  • Shepards United States Citations
  • Shepards United States Supreme Court
  • Case Names Citator
  • Shepards Washington Case Names Citator
  • Shepards Washington Citations
  • UCC Revised Article 9 Deskbook
  • Uniform Laws Annotated
  • United States Code Service
  • United States Supreme Court Digest
  • United States Supreme Court Reports
  • United States Supreme Court Reports Deskbook
  • United States Supreme Court Reports Index to Annotations
  • United States Supreme Court Reports Lawyer's ed.
  • Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
  • Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual
  • Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook
  • Washington Appellate Reports
  • Washington Attorney General Opinions
  • Washington Blue and White Book
  • Washington Business Entities: Law and Forms
  • Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook
  • Washington Community Property Deskbook
  • Washington Corporate Law
  • Washington Court Rules Annotated
  • Washington Criminal Practice in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
  • Washington Digest
  • Washington Employment Law Deskbook
  • Washington Estate Planning Deskbook
  • Washington Family Law Deskbook v. 1-3
  • Washington Guardianship Law
  • Washington Law of Wills and Interstate Succession
  • Washington Law Review (periodical)
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook
  • Washington Legislative Service
  • Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Book
  • Washington Practice
  • Washington Probate Deskbook
  • Washington Reports
  • Washington State Bar Association Resources
  • Washington State Judges Benchbook Criminal Proceedings
  • Washington Words and Phrases v. 1-3 Words and Phrases

Print collections are maintained at CBC, the Benton County Courthouse in Prosser, the Benton County Justice Center in Kennewick and the Franklin County Courthouse in Pasco. Resources are purchased with funds derived from court filing fees and selected by a Board of Trustees comprised of a superior court judge, county commissioners and members of the Bar Association from each county.

In addition to our print and database collections, we offer access to many free federal and state government resources.

Learn more!

 

 

contact

  • Email:library@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-542-4887

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301L Building

  • Office Hours:Monday to Thursday: 7 am to 7:30 pmFriday: 7 am to 4 pmSaturday: 11 am to 4 pm

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus