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

Covid-19 Updates

The San Joaquin County Law Library will be CLOSED until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus.

Law library staff will still be 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 schedule an appointment during one of the following periods:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 3: 30 PM
Books may be renewed once over the phone; all other renewals must be done in person.

Appointments may be scheduled via telephone. 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, but only after business hours. Please use the sign in sheet and log any books that you wish to check out.

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

California Wildfires

For information on resources for individuals, families and small businesses affected by the California wildfires, go to:

SJC Court Updates

Court procedures and updates regarding the current pandemic are available on sjcourt.org‘s home page. Court clerks’ offices in Stockton, Lodi and Manteca are closed. However, there are alternative ways to contact them for assistance available here: https://www.sjcourts.org/online-services/support/. 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: