Yes, we’re open!

Under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines, the Law Library is able to remain open while Sacramento County is in the purple tier.

To help us keep patrons and staff safe, and to comply with state and local public health requirements, we have implemented some new guidelines for entering the library. We will also be limiting the number of patrons in the library, and offering limited services to reduce physical contact.

Services that are currently available:

Reference Librarians
A Reference Librarian will be available Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00, to provide assistance over the phone (916) 874-6012 or by email ( Brief assistance will also be available in person.

Book Checkout
Visit the library to select and checkout materials, or arrange for curbside pick up. Request materials via the online catalog, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (916) 874-8541 or We’ll contact you to schedule a pickup when your materials are ready.

Document Delivery
Need a copy of a case, article, or section of a practice guide? If we have it available electronically, we can email it to you. Submit your request online or via email This service is free during the pandemic.

Computer Access
Computers with access to legal research databases and word processing will be available for use by appointment only. Two-hour appointments will be available throughout the day. Call 916-874-8541 to schedule an appointment. Public WiFi will not be not available.

Some of our vendors are offering temporary remote access to our subscription databases as a COVID accommodation. See for more information.

Civil Self-Help Center
Telephone appointments are available for all the services we normally offer by appointment, plus guardianships and name changes. Check eligibility online at, and call (916) 476-2731 to schedule an appointment.