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Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)

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The Community Legal Information Center is open for in-person legal research visits. Masks are required until further notice.

Walk-in services available during operating hours:

  • Use legal research databases (including Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and HeinOnline).
  • Read legal self-help books.
  • Access Vermont legal materials, including cases, statutes, administrative codes, and forms.
  • Free access to printers, scanners, photocopier, and FAX machine. Use of equipment and supplies such as paper and pens is limited to legal research activities and is not for personal or other use.
  • Ask if a reference librarian is available during your visit to CLIC.

Online Services:

  • Leave a detailed message on the Ask a Librarian phone line: 802-831-1313. Please note this line is not answered live so you must leave a voicemail and call-back number to receive a reply.
  • Send an email to with your research question or request for a virtual appointment with a librarian.
  • Sign up for a temporary free account with Westlaw and Fastcase for access to legal research databases.
  • Borrow legal self-help books through interlibrary loan (ILL). Contact your local Vermont public library to make an ILL request.

Please note: legal and library ethics requirements prohibit library staff from providing legal advice. Librarians are available to suggest legal resources and provide guidance about how to use sources. If you need a lawyer, librarians can supply information about potential sources of legal assistance.

About CLIC

The Community Legal Information Center offers free legal reference services to the general public. Founded in 2015, CLIC is financed by an annual grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries and is operated by Vermont Law & Graduate School librarians and staff.