The Law Library provides access to 15 legal databases in order to help ensure access to justice. Most users are familiar with Lexis and Westlaw, but do you know about the National Consumer Law Center’s Digital Library?

The National Consumer Law Center is a nonprofit that is focused on consumer justice and economic security for low-income, the elderly, and other disadvantaged people. It publishes a comprehensive set of legal treatises, considered by many to be the preeminent source on consumer law. The treatises are widely cited in judicial opinions by courts across the United States, including the Supreme Court.

We make these treatises available to you for free at our Main and North County branches with the NCLC Digital Library. Many of the treatises include sample letters and legal documents you can use to protect your rights. The Digital Library includes the following titles:

  • Access to Utility Service
  • Consumer Bankruptcy and Practice
  • Fair Debt Collection
  • Foreclosures and Mortgage Servicing
  • Repossessions
  • Student Loan Law
  • Automobile Fraud
  • Consumer Warranty Law
  • Federal Deception Law
  • Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
  • Collection Actions
  • Consumer Arbitration Agreements
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Law Pleadings
  • Consumer Banking and Payments Law
  • Consumer Credit Regulation
  • Credit Discrimination
  • Fair Credit Reporting
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Truth in Lending
  • Surviving Debt

You can access the Digital Library on any of the Law Library’s computers by clicking on the services tab, then clicking on legal databases. Also, you can use it if you’re accessing our website through our Wi-Fi network.