Our Annual Open House is an opportunity for us to thanks the community and highlight our biggest events and accomplishments of the year.  This year we are highlighting:

125 Years of Providing Access to Justice in our Community

The San Diego Law Library, along with the County Law Libraries throughout the State of California, is celebrating 125 years of public service.  We are proud of our service to the legal community and citizens of San Diego County since 1891.

The San Diego Law Library is the only community resource dedicated to helping people learn about and use the law to solve problems, access justice, and leverage opportunities.  Since 1891, the Law Library has served the entire county – the general public, business, self-represented litigants, attorneys and the courts  – as the only freely accessible legal collection available to the public.

We are proud of our history.  If you can’t come visit the Downtown Law Library, see a video of our history wall at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwAUPbUGyqA.

Join us on Thursday, December 8th from 5pm to 7pm and help us celebrate 125 years of service at our Holiday Open House.


New Artwork to Commemorate 125th Anniversary

In honor of our 125th year of providing access to justice to the people of San Diego County, the Law Library Foundation board of trustees has purchased a signature work of art titled “The Jury” by artist Richard Sager to commemorate the event.   The artwork will be part of the Law Library’s permanent collection as is exhibited prominently above the commons area.  The Foundation intends for “The Jury” to become an iconic symbol for the Law Library in its future marketing and fundraising efforts.   Join us in this special celebration of the Law Library’s commitment to justice under the law.  Come and enjoy this amazing artwork in person at our Holiday Open House. the-jury_web

New Library Catalog – Makes Finding Resources Easier!

Check out our new online catalog!  It has a clean new look and provides many new functions for our patrons.  This project has been two years in the making and we are excited to finally unveil this state of the art program.  This system features a better layout with user friendly search features, easy to locate links to web based resources, and the ability to renew books online.   Join us at the Open House and get a chance to see the new Catalog in action!

New Member Benefits

This year we’ve expanded our membership benefits to give members more of what they need.  This includes exclusive access to Westlaw, MCLE discounts, free conference room use, free wifi, and members only research spaces.  We’ve also eliminated our security deposit requirement so joining is easier than ever.   We are working on an “Insider” Newsletter just for members to feature helpful resources, expert research tips, advance notice of events, discounts and services.  Look for even more benefits to be added soon.  In the meantime visit https://sandiegolawlibrary.org/join-us/membership/about-membership/ to learn more.   Come learn about our Membership Program and all the exciting things planned for 2017 at our Holiday Open House!