Other Law Libraries


Law Libraries


Boalt Hall Law Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-4044
Online Catalog
General public access allowed.


Alameda County Law Library
Main Branch:
125 Twelfth Street
Oakland CA 94607
(510) 208-4800
Online Catalog.  Open to the public.

South Branch:
224 W. Winton Ave. Room 162
Hayward, CA 94544
Open to the general public.

Redwood City

San Mateo County Law Library 
Cohn-Sorenson Law Library Building
710 Hamilton Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4913
Online Catalog. Open to the general public.


Sacramento County Public Law Library
Main @ the Hall of Justice
609 9th St.
Sacramento, CA 94814
(916) 874-6011
Online CatalogOpen to the public.

California State Library (this library houses the Witkin State Law Library of California)
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0261
Online CatalogsOpen to the public.

San Jose

Santa Clara County Law Library
360 N. First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 299-3568
Online Catalog.  Open to the public.

San Francisco

Golden Gate University Law Library
536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-6680
Online Catalog
Private. NOT open to the public.

U.C. Hastings Law Library
200 McAllister St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 565-4750
Online Catalog
General public access allowed.  Must sign in at security gate and have government-issued ID.

University of San Francisco Law Library
Kendrick Hall
2130 Fulton St.
San  Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6678
Online Catalog
Private. NOT open to the general public, but some access is available to students of ABA-accredited law schools and active members of the California bar.  These patrons must show their active student ID or California bar card in order to be admitted to the library.

San Francisco Law Library
1145 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-6821
Online Catalog
Open to the general public.


Stanford University Law Library
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2465
Depository Library
Online Catalog 
Private. NOT open to the public. However, if you think that you need to access Stanford’s law collection, please check with the reference librarians.

Government Depository Libraries

San Jose

San Jose State University Library
150 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 808-2000
Online  Catalog
SJSU’s King Library is open to the public.


Jonsson Library of Government Documents
Green Library, Bing Wing, First Floor
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Online Catalog

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