Frequently Asked Questions: About the Law Library


How do I…

FAQ 1. Contact the Law Library?

Call the Reference Desk at 916-874-6012 or the Circulation Desk at 916-874-8541, or email the Law Library.

FAQ 2. Donate to the Law Library?

Donations can be made to the Sacramento County Public Law Library. To donate via credit card or PayPal, click here to donate now, or contact the library at 916-874-6012 for more information. Keep in mind, our donations are NOT tax deductible.

FAQ 3. View a video?

Log In Questions

In order for our website to run smoothly, while watching an MCLE video, there are a couple of things you need to do. First, you must configure your browser and/or firewall to accept cookies. Second, JavaScript will need to be enabled.

The Law Library sells online videos of our popular MCLE classes. Click here for a listing of available MCLE videos.  Once you’ve found the video you’d like to purchase, simply click “Add to Cart” and follow the prompts on the screen to purchase the video. Our website offers many free self-help videos, as well.

FAQ 4. Find forms?

Many commonly requested forms, such as Deeds, Affidavits, Homesteads, Powers of Attorney, and Mechanics Liens,  are available for free from our Legal Forms page. If you are looking for forms for a specific legal procedure, try our Law 101 page, which offers Step-by-Step guides with sample forms for many common legal procedures. Official court forms are available online as well:

FAQ 5. Find parking?

Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Law Library. More Info

FAQ 6. Get a Law Library card?

There are two borrowing programs available at the Law Library: Regular Borrowers and Deposit Patrons. See which applies to you

FAQ 7. Join the Law Library’s emailing list?

The library’s Electronic Mailing List enables you to receive three or four announcements a month about upcoming events and other information related to the Sacramento County Public Law Library. Click here to join the list

FAQ 8. Place a hold?

Patrons may place hold requests on Law Library material that is currently checked out to another patron. More Info

FAQ 9. Register for a class?

The Law Library offers a variety of continuing education classes. MCLE classes require pre-registration. This may be done online from the Law Library’s website. Space is not reserved until payment is received. More Info

FAQ 10. Renew Law Library materials?

Renewals may be made by calling the Circulation Desk at (916) 874-8541. You may also renew material online, via the Law Library’s online catalog. More Info

FAQ 11. Request an interlibrary loan?

The library can arrange to borrow materials from other libraries for a patron through interlibrary loan. More Info

FAQ 12.  Request an ADA accommodation?

If an accommodation is required to access Law Library programs, services, or activities, a request for the needed accommodation may be made by filling out the library’s request for reasonable accommodation form. Processing of the request will require review by library administration and legal counsel. Accommodations will not be granted on the spot.