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Library News

Attorneys with after-hours keys. The method of entering the library has changed. You will still use the main gate key and fob to enter the building. A pass code rather than the fob will be required to open the library door. Attorneys with after-hours access should contact the law library to receive the pass code. (209) 468 3920.

In 2022 the Law Library will acquire access to the LexisNexis Digital Library which will provide free remote access to our collection of LexisNexis eBooks including such titles as California Forms of Pleading and Practice, California Legal Forms : Transaction Guide and California Criminal Defense Practice.

The Law Library will be closed for the following upcoming holidays:
Friday, February 11, 2022: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 21, 2022: Presidents’ Day

Covid-19 Updates

Law library staff will remain available during business hours (8:00AM – 4:30PM. Monday – Friday) for patrons to check out and return books and to pick up or make copies of documents. Please call (209) 468-3920 or email sjclawlibrary@sjgov.org to let us know when you will be arriving. Books may be renewed once over the phone; all other renewals must be done in person.

Upon entrance, patrons will be subject to getting their temperature taken by staff and must answer a short questionnaire. Proper face coverings will be required to enter the Law Library and patrons will be expected to social distance from others.

Attorneys with after-hours keys may still use the Law Library. Please use the sign in sheet and log any books that you wish to check out.

The San Joaquin County Law Library is OPEN for in person research by appointment only until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus. To schedule a two-hour research appointment between 12:00 and 4:00PM. Monday through Friday call (209) 468-3920 or email sjclawlibrary@sjgov.org. If you would like to use a computer during your visit, mention this when scheduling your appointment.

Passport Facility Updates

The Law Library’s Passport Facility is now open. For more information go to our passport page,

Library Job Opportunities

Do you have an interest in the law, libraries, or computers? The San Joaquin County Law Library may have a part-time position as a library assistant for you. Contact library director, Jack Schroeder, to learn whether there are any open positions: jsschroeder@sjgov.org.

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