Law libraries stand open, empty

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NY State law mandates that every county in New York have a law library open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. It's a resource that costs the state $8.27 million annually for the 62 counties, but that few know exists. Even the state did not know what it owned, as the law provided the impetus for librarians to don hazmat suits to scour forgotten courthouse crannies to inventory legal texts. More, from the Albany Times Union

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I wonder

what other states this is mandated in...

Our county LL

We will occasionally refer patrons to our county law library, because they have great resources. The caveat is that they are 100% On Their Own, as the library is not staffed at all.