legal resources


All resources are available for use within the Library. Resources marked with require a Resident* Library Card.

*Resident areas include Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County.



Research and access Iowa court records. Information, including case titles and filings, case disposition, child support payments, fine payments and criminal charges, is free of charge. Individuals may also pay a monthly registration fee of $25 to gain access to advanced search tools and additional information, including case schedules, lien index, judgment index, exhibit lists, service returns and bonds.

Legal information for low-income Iowan, including answers to questions about legal rights and forms.

Comprehensive site of Iowa legislative and legal resources.


NEW! Assists in general legal matters of all kinds.