Law and Government


 
These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

TexShare DatabaseGale Legal Forms
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate, and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
texshare_logo_tiny Legal Collection
Contains scholarly law articles on current issues and trends in the legal world. Find articles on criminal justice, medical, labor, and human resource law, and more.
texshare_logo_tiny Legal Information Reference Center
Provides hundreds of do-it-yourself NOLO legal eBooks and thousands of law forms. Find state-specific forms too. ItThis database focuses on family law, financial planning, property and real estate, small business law, and rights and disputes.
texshare_logo_tiny Military & Government Collection
Find current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
texshare_logo_tiny Texas Reference Center
Contains Texas magazines and journals in the fields of business, law, education, health, agriculture, natural resources, history, and many more.

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Federal | State | County

Federal Government

 

General Information

USA.gov
USA.gov is the U.S. government’s official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.
National Contact Center
Call toll-free at 1-800-FED-INFO or contact via email for information about federal agencies, programs, benefits, or services.
U.S. Government Manual
Official handbook of the Federal Government provides descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.
Data.gov
Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies.
An A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies

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Executive Branch

The White House
Speeches, issues, news, proclamations, executive orders, press releases, blogs, photos, videos, issue statements.
Compilation of Presidential Documents
Proclamations, executive orders, speeches, press conferences and releases, and communications to Congress.
Budget of the United States Government
Budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals.
Economic Report of the President
Overview of nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.

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Legislative Branch

U.S. Congress
Includes all legislation, the Congressional Record, members of Congress, and Committee information, as well as news and a list of resources.
U.S. Senate
Locate your U.S. Senator by state, name or class. Includes biographical directory, statistical information, contact information, committee membership, bill search and floor activity.
U.S. House of Representatives
Locate your U.S. Representative by name, state, or zip. See information about House leadership, committees, and legislative activity.
Congessional Record
Official record of the proceedings and debates of the US Congress.
Congessional Budget Office
Provides nonpartisan, objective analysis of budgetary and economic issues to support the U.S. Congress.
Congressional Directory
Official directory of the U.S. Congress with contact information and short biographies of the Senate and House.
Library of Congress
Includes the Congressional Research Service, U.S. Copyright Office, and Law Library of Congress. The collection offers more than 151 million items.
U.S. Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is responsible for administering a complex and dynamic set of laws, which include registration, the recordation of title and licenses, a number of statutory licensing provisions, and other aspects of the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. By statute, the Register of Copyrights is the principal advisor to Congress on national and international copyright matters.

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Judicial Branch

U.S. Supreme Court
Recent decisions, oral arguments, case documents, press releases, and speeches.
U.S. Courts
Overview of the federal court system including a court locator and list of services.

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Benefits

Benefits.gov
Easy online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Use the Benefit Finder or search by state, type of assistance, or federal agency.
Grants.gov
Information on federal grants (usually universities, researchers, cities, states, counties, and non-profit organizations). Federal grants are not federal assistance or loans to individuals.
DisasterAssistance.gov
Find and apply for assistance after a disaster, check the status of an application, and find news about disasters.
Citizenship Resource Center
Resources for those studying for the citizenship test as well as for teachers. Also information for organizations and libraries. Provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship.

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State of Texas

 

General Information

Texas.gov
Official site of the State of Texas. Portal to information and online services.
Office of the Governor
Includes news, biography, initiatives, and contact information.
Texas Legislature
Search legislation, find member and committee information, and view video broadcasts and calendars.
Texas Constitution and Statutes
Browse by table of contents or search by keywords and phrases.
Texas State Capitol and Tours
Visitor services and self-guided tours.

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Services

2-1-1 Texas
Search for social service resources by service type or keyword and zipcode. Includes housing, food assistance, health services, and much more.
Drivers Licenses and State Identification Cards
Texas Department of Public Safety.
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Titles, registration, license plates, and disabled parking information.
Vital Records
Order birth, death, marriage, and divorce records online.
Your Texas Benefits
Determine eligibility, apply for benefits, view your case, and find an office.
Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP)
Check eligiblibility, see what’s covered, and apply online.
Texas Veteran’s Portal
Locate assistance, services, and benefits for veterans.

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Williamson County

 

General Information

Address Search
Type in an address to find county jurisdictions for county offices, emergency response, election information, floodplain information, and taxing entities.
Animal Shelter
Find pets available for adoption as well as information on training, spaying and neutering, and volunteer opportunities.
Careers
Search and apply for employment opportunities with the county.
County Clerk
Marriage licenses, DBA/Assumed Names, Records Division, Civil and Probate Division, & Criminal Division.
District Clerk
Office of record for all proceedings heard in district court, which includes most serious personal injury, contract, real estate, and consumer lawsuits; all divorces, child support and custody cases. Information about jury duty.
Elections
Find voter registration, sample ballots, polling locations, and election results.
Records Search
Search for public records, vital records, marriage applications, and commissioner court minutes.
Williamson County Website
Official site for Williamson County. Includes a directory, courts, business and resident information, as well as online services.
Williamson County Appraisal District
Information about local property taxes. Search properties by owner name, address or property identifier.

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Courts

Commissioners Court
Find meetings, agendas, and records, for each of the four Commissioners Courts in Williamson County.
County Courts
Information for each of the four County Courts in Williamson County.
District Courts
Find information and documents for each District Court.
Justice Courts
Contains information about the Justice Courts and each of the four judges serving the Justice Courts.

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City Government

 

City of Round Rock – Code of Ordinances
All City of Round Rock ordinances are found here.
City of Round Rock Council Members
Contains information about the council, its meetings and agendas, and its members.
City of Round Rock – Municipal Court
Court for the City of Round Rock.
Who Represents Me?
Provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.

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Legal

 

Texas Law Help | En Español
Dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans.
Texas Legal Services Center512-477-6000
Providing free attorney representation, legal advice, do-it-yourself forms and information that can help you find other legal, medical, or public services.
Travis County Law Library512-854-8677
Assisting with researching legal questions and referring to appropriate services, websites, and books.

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