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. Studying for the bar exam is also allowed. 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

Conference rooms have been re-opened! For more information on how to rent a conference room, go to http://sccll.org/services/conferencerooms.html.


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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

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



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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.

Parking Lot Access of Legal Databases


Parking Lot Access has been cancelled due to abuse of certain databases after hours. All wi-fi and database access must now take place inside the library only.

For patron(s) that think it is beneficial to themselves to hack into our databases, please know that certain vendors consider this a violation of our contract and reserve the right to cancel our subscription. Please don't ruin it for everyone.