Serving Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and the Tri-State Region
Civic Center Complex
City-County Courts Building, Room 207
825 Sycamore Street
Evansville, IN 47708-1849
Staff Helen S. Reed, Librarian
Hours 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday
Closed on all holidays observed by Vanderburgh County courts
About the Law Library
The William H. Miller Law Library is the only major legal research facility in southwestern Indiana.
Evansville has had a law library since the early 1900’s. Maintained for many years by the Evansville Bar Association, the Law Library was operated by the Vanderburgh County Commissioners during the 1970's, and became a part of the Vanderburgh Circuit Court system in the early 1980's. Current funding comes from Vanderburgh County with additional support provided by the Evansville Bar Association and the Vanderburgh Law Library Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1982. The Law Library was renamed in 1990 to honor then-retiring Circuit Judge William H. Miller.
The collection includes approximately 22,000 volumes and is non-circulating. There are 6,000 volumes on microfiche. Some electronic resources are also available. Holdings include case law from the National Reporter System, federal statutes, and an extensive Indiana collection.
For a checklist of titles in the Law Library, click here.
For more information about Law Library facilities and services, see our new page, Law Library News (short articles originally appearing in E-Summation, the monthly newsletter of the Evansville Bar Association.
The Law Library occupies 1,700 square feet of space in the Civic Center Complex, in close proximity to the courts and other county offices. There is seating for approximately 12 patrons, in addition to a conference room seating up to 8 persons.
Who Can Use the Law Library?
The Law Library is open to the general public. Patrons include court personnel, attorneys, students from area universities and high schools, local government agencies and employees, area businesses, news media, private citizens with legal information needs, and pro se litigants. Many library users come from neighboring Indiana counties, as well as from western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois.