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Library News

Upcoming Holidays: The Law Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

NEW: The LexisNexis Digital Library provides free remote access to our collection of Lexis, Matthew Bender, and James Publishing e-books. Look for it under the Legal Databases tab.

Law Library Board Meeting: The Law Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 12:00 via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and may receive a link to the meeting by calling the Law Library at (209) 468-3920.


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.

Proper face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required.

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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