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About the Library

The Stanislaus County Law Library is a public Library established by the Board of Supervisors in

1893. We have provided free access to legal information for the judiciary, members of the State Bar,

public officials, and toall residents of the county for more than 100 years.

Our Collection consists of 12,747 books. In addition, we hold both data and audio CDs, and we also offer access to a variety of other legal materials through our several legal databases.

Who Can Use the Library

The Stanislaus County Law Library provides free access to legal information for the judiciary,

members of the State Bar, public officials, and to all residents of the county. The Library is available

to everyone who needs to use materials unique to the task of legal research.  Circulation (checkout privileges) is limited to qualified borrowers. To become a qualified borrower, please see a staff member. A copy of the qualified borrower application can be found here, and a copy of our circulation policy can be found here. Afterhours access is available to local attorneys and members of the Judiciary, subject to the Library’s afterhours policy. A copy of the after hours policy is available for download here and an application for after hours access is available for download here or from ask a Library staff member. Courtesy Guidelines

Conduct - Our goal is to provide an environment conducive to productive Legal Research.  For this

reason, we ask all patrons to respect the quiet working environment of those around them. Solicitation

of any kind is strictly prohibited. A complete copy of the Patron Conduct Policy can be found here.

Cell Phones - All cell phone conversations are prohibited within the main library area.  Telephone calls

are permitted in rented conference or study rooms. Please turn off the ringer to your cell phone before

coming into the Library.

Food and Beverages - Food and drinks are allowed only in designated conference and study rooms. 

All drinks should be in spll resistant con   tainers.

 

Staff Assistance

The Stanislaus County Law Library Staff is committed to providing the legal community and the public

with exemplary reference assistance.  Library staff is available to assist patrons in identifying and

locating relevant text and online resources to answer and research legal questions.  Staff cannot give

legal advice or assist with form preparation.

Annual Report

Download a copy of the Stanislaus County Law Library Annual Report here.

 

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