Each county in Ohio has a court law library as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code, sections 307.51 through 307.516. The law library’s funding is provided by fines from state traffic code violations. The library’s mission is to support the functions of the local courts and government by providing access to the legal information they need. Ohio county court law libraries were originally private associations created primarily to serve judges and elected officials, and by extension, attorneys. For many years, the Wood County Law Library has been open to anyone wishing to use the collection. In 2010, Ohio’s court law libraries became public agencies, and our library’s private policy became official. Neither of the staff are attorneys, so they cannot give legal advice. They are happy to provide reference assistance, to enable patrons to use the materials for themselves.