The Law Library holds over 1,600 titles and 10,000 volumes in print and electronic subscriptions, including
Staff serves as research facilitators available to help you find resources in our collection, legal databases, and community sources to enable your research or to locate information addressing your legal concern. Telephone and email reference services are limited to short, specific questions. Librarians are not attorneys and we take great care to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Staff cannot help fill out forms, provide legal advice, or explain the meaning of the material.
We are a reference library only and material does not circulate outside the law library.
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers a list of free video classes with guidance on where to start and what resources to check as you research your legal issue. The American Association of Law Libraries also provides its resource on How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers. And from the Harvard Law School Library, here's a step-by-step guide to help a beginning researcher.