After-Hours Membership


Access to the San Joaquin County Law Library, during hours when the library is not open, is granted only to attorneys who are: eligible to practice law in California, reside or maintain an office in San Joaquin County, and have paid the annual after-hours membership fee.  Copies of government-issued photo identification, current California State Bar Association card, and proof of residence or business address are required.

Circulation of Materials

Law Library materials may NOT be removed from the Law Library after-hours.  Removal of materials will cause a revocation of after-hours access.  Attorneys may request that materials be held for them to check out during hours of operation by stacking requested materials on the credenza behind the front desk with a note.  Checked-out materials may be returned after-hours by being placed in the book drop at the front desk.


Keys given to an applicant for after-hours use are only to be used by the applicant. After-hours access does not extend to family members, firm members, or staff members.  Students and paralegals are not eligible for after-hours access.

Membership Fees

FeeAmountDue Date
After-Hours Membership$60.00September 1st each year
Misplaced Key$20.00n/a

The Law Library will bill after-hours members by mail each July.  Memberships are prorated each month after September.

Getting Started

If you are interested in after-hours access, please review the full After-Hours Membership Policy and Agreement.

Please sign and submit the After-Hours Membership Agreement in person, along with proof of residency in San Joaquin County, and your California State Bar Association card.