Welcome to the San Joaquin County Law Library’s website.

Covid-19 Updates

The San Joaquin County Law Library OPEN to the public by appointment only as of August 16th until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus.

Law library staff will remain available during business hours (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday) via telephone at (209) 468-3920 and email at sjclawlibrary@sjgov.org.

If you would like to check out or return a book and/or make copies, you may drop-in during the following time (excluding Court Holidays):

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 may still use the Law Library. Please use the sign in sheet and log any books that you wish to check out.

Patrons may access Lexis and Nolo (EBSCO) remotely and/or request information from home during the closure. For more information, go to the Covid-19 Access page.

Library Open for Legal Researchers

Beginning August 16, 2021, the San Joaquin County Law Library will be open for legal research from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Appointments may be scheduled beginning the week of August 9.

Visitors may reserve a two hour time slot, of which one hour may be for time at a computer. If you would like to use a computer during your visit, mention this when scheduling your appointment.

To reserve a time call (209) 468-3920 or email sjclawlibrary@sjgov.org. No walk-ins will be allowed.

If you want to check out or return a book or have the Law Library print out a form, you do not require an appointment, but you should call (209) 468-3920 in advance of your arrival between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
All visitors are required to wear a mask or face shield in the library.

Passport Facility Updates

The Law Library’s Passport Facility is now open. For more information go to:

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.

SJC Court Updates

Court procedures and updates regarding the current pandemic are available on sjcourt.org‘s home page. Information will vary between counties. To find your court go to courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.

An online dispute resolution system for traffic citations is now available for the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin by going to:

Quick Links

To learn more about legal research and various online self-help resources go to:

To find your county law library with local resources go to:

To find information relating to the renting of conference rooms go to:

To live chat with a California Law Librarian go to:

If you are an attorney seeking information about after-hours access, got to:

For remote access to Westlaw and LexisNexis go to: