W.Va. high court to close regional law libraries

AP – “The West Virginia Supreme Court is closing its regional law libraries because few people are using them.
The court already has closed one library in Huntington and is in the process of closing another one in Wheeling. The others are in Parkersburg, Beckley, Clarksburg and Martinsburg. The main library in Charleston will remain open.
Supreme Court administrator Steve Canterbury said most law case books are now available on the Internet. Most law firms have personal law libraries and use Internet-based services to read case laws online.
“They’re a victim of technology,” Canterbury told The Intelligencer. “Originally they were established to be a great equalizer for one-lawyer shops. … They wouldn’t be outgunned if they didn’t have the materials.”

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