Borrowing Programs

The Law Library has several programs that allow attorneys and Sacramento County residents to borrow our materials. More Info

Databases (In-Library only)

The Law Library provides patrons free access to a number of online and CD-ROM legal resources. Publishers’ licensing restrictions prohibit the use of most of these databases outside the Law Library, but they are available at all public terminals in the library. More Info

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

Document Delivery

The Law Library can provide copies of documents on request. Requestors must provide an exact citation; library staff cannot conduct research. More Info

Government Documents

The Law Library is a selective depository of publications distributed by the United States Government as part of the Federal Depository Library Program and by the California government under the California Library Depository Act. More Info

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The Law Library can arrange to borrow materials from other libraries for our patrons, or lend material to other libraries. More Info

Reference Librarians

Reference Librarians instruct patrons on the use of all library materials, including online resources, but can not give legal advice or opinions, and can not interpret case law, statutes, regulations, or any other type of document. More Info

Reserve A Meeting Room

Until further notice, Meeting Rooms are not available. The Law Library offers space for meetings, seminars, workshops and/or depositions. More Info


Until further notice, Passport Acceptance Services are not available. The Sacramento County Public Law Library offers passport acceptance services.  Appointments for passport services are available Monday–Friday, 8 am-12 pm. Call 916-874-5625 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in services are available in the afternoons starting at 1 pm. A sign-in sheet for walk-ins is available at the Circulation Desk starting at noon. More Info

Patron Amenities

ADA Computer Station

The Library has a computer station to meet the needs of vision impaired patrons. This computer station is equipped with an extra large computer screen and Zoom Text and NVDA software.

Wireless Internet Access

Until further notice, wireless internet is not available. The library offers free wireless Internet access. With their wireless-ready laptops, patrons can access the Internet and many of our online subscription databases, consistent with our Computer and Internet Policy. The library’s wireless network utilizes the WiFi standard. Most users can simply bring their wireless ready laptop or other wireless device into the library and turn it on. The computer will automatically access the wireless network.


A bookdrop receptacle is available for patrons to return library books 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Library’s bookdrop is located on 9th Street near the F Street corner. Videotapes, audio tapes, computer discs, and certain books cannot be returned to the bookdrop, as doing so may damage those materials. Library materials that cannot be returned to the bookdrop are marked accordingly.

Fax Services

Until further notice, fax services are not available. Patrons can send and receive faxes at the Library. The cost of sending or receiving a fax is $1.00 per page. Patrons wishing to send or receive a fax should contact the Library at 874-8541.

Photocopier and Scanner

Until further notice, scanning services are not available. The Library provides a photocopier and a scanner for patron use. The photocopier and scanner accept coins, one dollar bills and five dollar bills. Patrons can also purchase a copy card in the amount of 40 copies for $6, 60 copies for $9, and 100 copies for $15.00.

USB Jump Drives

Patrons can save information from the library’s public computers onto USB jump drives. Patrons may bring their own, or purchase USB jump drives at the Circulation Desk.

Electronic Mailing 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.

Computers available by appointment only. Call 916-874-8541 to schedule.