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

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.

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: