Santa Clara County Law Library

The law library is currently open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Our front doors will remain locked, but please ring the doorbell or call the front desk at 408-299-3568 and a staff member will be at the door shortly. Access will be granted for legal research only. You must be utilizing either the library's books or databases to use the law library. Masks are still required for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status. For more information on the library's re-opening policies, read here: http://sccll.org/reopeningpolicies.html

Curbside checkout has been discontinued. Document delivery services are still available. Parking Lot Access Wi-Fi is still available for certain databases.

The library will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 for Independence Day.

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New! LexisNexis Digital Library


From home you may check out 1 ebook at a time (7 day checkout period). To read multiple ebooks (or see books that may currently be checked out on someone else's patron account) you may access ebooks using the parking lot wi-fi and the guest login.

For patron access from home, use your email address to log in. If you have checked out a book from the library semi-recently, you are already in the system. If you are not already in the system, please email the circulation desk at circdesk@sccll.org. A library card is not required to access ebooks. Please contact us and we will be happy to set you up with an account!

Lexis eBook titles include: The California Forms of Pleading and Practice, California Points and Authorities, and California Legal Forms: Transaction Guide. Access California Matthew Bender Practice Guides that cover a variety of topics such as: Civil Procedure, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Wills and Trusts, and more.

Read Lexis eBooks online: https://lexisdl.com/library/sccll

Legal Databases Availabe From Home:


Nolo Press Self-Help Titles can be accessed here
Username: CA
Password: santaclara



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Parking Lot Access of Legal Databases


Patrons may now access the library databases from their own laptops or mobile devices while parked in the library's patron parking lot. Please be sure you are parked in the Patron Parking Lot at the back of the library. Parking in the staff lot is prohibited, and we have also aimed the wi-fi booster to the back patron lot for the best signal reception. For more details about parking lot access, and the links to our databases, please go to:http://sccll.org/parkinglotaccess.html.

Document Delivery


Until further notice, Santa Clara County residents are currently eligible for free, limited document delivery. The library can offer up to three free documents per week (a document is a case, code section, or article; or up to five consecutive sections of a practice guide or treatise). To request a document please email circdesk@sccll.org. If your request exceeds the limit of the free service you will need to come to the library or pay the service fees. Documents must be available to us via one of our online subscriptions, and will be delivered by email. You must provide an exact citation; the library staff cannot conduct research for you.