Philadelphia laws are in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter and the Philadelphia Code. The Charter and Code are also available in print in the Government Publications Department and many of the branches. For Philadelphia City Council bills and resolutions, visit City Council's Legislative Information Center.
The laws of Pennsylvania are published in Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated and the regulations are in the Pennsylvania Code. The Pennsylvania Code and the Pennsylvania Statutes are available online. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes are available online in an unannotated version through Westlaw. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated and the Code are available in print in the Social Science and History Department.
The laws of the United States are in the United States Code and the regulations of federal agencies are in the Code of Federal Regulations. Both are available from FDSys. Both the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations are available in print in the Social Science and History Department.
The Free Library of Philadelphia does not provide any legal assistance, and library staff cannot give legal advice.
Legal assistance for those who meet certain income guidelines is available at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Bar offers a list of Public Interest Legal Organizations. For additional help finding a lawyer, contact the Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (215-238-6333).