Providing to the Public


  • Reference assistance -  Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with locating materials and navigating through print and electronic resources that may answer your research questions and address legal issues. Telephone and email reference is limited to short sections of cases, statutes or secondary sources when a specific cite is given by the caller. The librarians are not attorneys, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN LEGAL ADVICE BE GIVEN.
  • Internet computer workstations - Available in Visalia and Porterville for you to work on your legal matters. We provide free online access to legal databases including California appellate cases, codes, regulations, and attorney general opinions, U.S. codes, Rutter Group titles, Witkin libraries, Nolo books, and more.  Printouts are 25¢ per page.
  • Free WiFi - Access the Internet on your wireless device. Obtain password in Visalia from the Reference desk. Limited electrical outlets, please bring a fully charged device. Printing is not available on wi-fi.
  • Photocopiers - Self-help copiers for letter & legal size paper at 20-25¢ each side copied. Coins, one dollar bills, and copy cards (in Visalia only) accepted. Copy cards are available in $5 increments.
  • Word processing and spreadsheet programs.

      Also in Visalia

  • FAX service
  • Typewriter
  • Select legal forms available for purchase.
  • Used books - Selected books withdrawn from the library collection in Visalia are available to the general public for a suggested donation of $1 each or as marked, on an as-is and first-come basis.
  • Interlibrary loans - Library staff may borrow or retrieve photocopied material from another library.
  • Kenneth E. Conn Conference Room - Conference rooms are closed at this time.