Introduction and Instructions
Tables 8.1 through 8.4 list the main functional areas within court libraries,
including both user and staff work areas.
Chapter 9: Clerk's Office contains specific design guidelines for Clerks' Offices
of the USCA, USDC, and USBC.
Table 9.1 lists the functional areas that are applicable to Clerks' Offices in the
USCA, USDC, and USBC.
Chapter 10: Judiciary-Related Offices describes specific design guidelines for
the Office of the Circuit Executive (USCA), Office of the Staff Attorney (USCA),
Office of the Preargument/Conference Attorney (USCA), Office of the District
Court Executive (USDC), U.S. Probation (USDC), Pretrial Services (USDC),
Federal Defender, and Bankruptcy Administrator.
Table 10.1 lists the functional areas that apply to judiciary-related offices.
Chapter 11: Court-Related and Miscellaneous Facilities defines specific design
guidelines for shared staff facilities, including conference rooms, meeting rooms,
staff lounges, and toilets; the cafeteria; other support areas, including vending
areas, exercise room, and audio-visual control room; and parking. Facilities for the
U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshals Service, and daycare centers are also discussed.
Table 11.1 lists functional areas for court-related facilities. The table is divided
into sections for shared staff facilities, cafeteria, other support areas, and parking.
Chapter 12: Building Support Facilities contains design guidelines for delivery,
disposal, storage areas, equipment rooms, maintenance staff areas, and public
Table 12.1 lists functional areas for building support facilities. The table is
divided into sections for delivery, disposal, and storage areas; maintenance staff
areas; equipment rooms; and public service areas.
Chapter 13: Considerations for Special Facilities provides guidance for court
projects that may compel modified application of design guidelines. The guidelines
in Chapters 2 through 12 provide for a preferred or ideal new court building on an
unrestricted site. However, many court projects involve existing and/or special
Chapter 14: Courthouse Security describes security requirements for court
The Appendix provides a useful glossary of abbreviations used in the Guide.
An Index is furnished for locating specific information.