Courthouse Library to Close April 1

An article in the Scranton Times Tribune reports that the Lackawanna County Courthouse in Pennsylvania is closing its law library, located in the basement, to provide more room for the sheriff's offices. New cells have been built, and the prisoner-handling operation will be moved down there once the work is complete.

In the meantime, the county bar association has been supporting the library out of its own pocket for the past nine months. The bar association is now suing the county over its refusal to continue paying for library materials, arguing that the county is required to do so by law.

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