Although the Library is closed, you can still perform legal research. In addition to the many Step-By-Step Guides and self-help videos available on our website, some of our vendors are offering temporary remote access to our subscription databases.
As a Patron of the Library you are probably aware that we offer Patron Access to LexisNexis. LexisNexis continues to partner with us and the wider legal Community during the Covid-19 pandemic and are continuing to provide access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page this ID will be good until July 31, 2020. This ID allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.
CEB is offering free patron access for one month to CEB Pro which includes primary law, CEB’s citator, TrueCite™ and access to over 150 of CEB’s practice guides. To sign up for access follow this link: https://research.ceb.com/support/form/countyLibrary. You will be asked for your Bar number; if you do not have a California Bar number, enter N/A.
Library patrons may an account for free access to Westlaw and Practical Law for 20 hours over 2 weeks. The end date of this program has yet to be determined. Content includes primary law, secondary sources, litigation, and Practical Law on the Westlaw Classic platform. Download these instructions for setting up your account.
Patrons can access the electronic versions of do-it-yourself legal books from Nolo Press and other self-help publishers from home or office!