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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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 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.

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Legal Databases Availabe From Home:

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:

Lexis Advance: As a Patron of the Library you are probably aware that we offer Patron Access through LexisNexis. LexisNexis is committed to working with us and the wider with the legal Community during Covid-19 and continues to provide access to Library Patrons. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance® ID at and you will receive an ID within 1 business day. This ID will be good for 30 days or until the library reopens whichever is shorter. This ID allows you to conduct research on the cases and codes needed for legal work and personal legal research. If you need access to the wider set of materials our library subscribes to please reach out to your local librarian and provide your full name and e-mail address along with a request for a custom ID and we will work with LexisNexis to create login credentials for you that will be delivered to you directly from our LexisNexis partners to your e-mail. These ID’s are good for three days and can be requested multiple times if necessary. We are happy to work with you to maintain access to justice during this time.

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.