Internet Makes BH Law Library Obsolete
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The once-busy Black Hawk County law library is being dismantled as the Internet provides information once available only in law books.
The library on the third floor of the courthouse used to be heavily used by judges and lawyers, but it's now rarely used.
The Board of Supervisors voted last week to let the district court dispose of the law books and legal publications that fill high shelves. Officials are offering the books to the Waterloo Public Library, local governments and attorneys.
Ultimately, they could be given to recycling centers.
Assistant County Attorney Pete Burk says, "nobody wants them."