Santa Clara County Law Library

Reference Services

The law library staff is available to guide patrons to appropriate legal materials, in print or electronic formats, so you can conduct your own legal research. The library staff takes great care to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. The library staff will not give legal opinions or advice, nor will they comment upon or explain the meaning of a text.

Telephone reference is limited to reading short sections of statutes when a specific cite is given by the caller, or the status of a specific title. The number to our front desk is (408)299-3568. Patrons in the library have higher priority; we may ask you to call back later if we experience high traffic at the front desk. You may also email the library at

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