Santa Clara County Law Library

The Law Library is CLOSED until further notice to reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19. Please see below for a list of services and research options availble during this time.

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Legal Databases Availabe From Home:

Lexis Advance: We continue to partner with LexisNexis during our closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to continue providing access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a one-time Lexis AdvanceŽ ID at This ID will be good until for 30 days or until September 30, 2020. This ID will be delivered to you within one business day and allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.

Westlaw is offering 20 hours or 14 days of Patron Access from home (whichever comes first). To sign yourself up for access follow this link:

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:

Curbside Check-Out of Library Books

The Law Library is currently offering the curbside check-out of library materials. For information on borrowing books during the library closure, please click here.

Document Delivery

We are currently waiving document delivery fees for Santa Clara County residents. We can email documents from Lexis, Westlaw, or CEB OnLaw, or scan a section of a book, if needed. To request a document please email Exact citations are preferred, but if you do not know the exact citation please be as specific as possible and we will try our best to help get you the materials you need. It may help you to look at a book's table of contents pages, which are available on most publisher's websites.