Law Library Courthouse Locations Have Closed
After almost 40 years, the Law Library is saying goodbye to its courthouse locations in East County and South Bay. The Library had repurposed these locations several years ago as clinics and archive spaces.
While the courthouse locations have been closed permanently, we partnered with local public libraries in Chula Vista and El Cajon to provide the access to many of our databases. We moved the archived material to our Downtown location where is being processed and catalogued. We are working with the Legal Aid Society San Diego to relocate the clinics. You can now find the Consumer Law Clinic at the Downtown location on Thursday mornings.
You can still use Lexis and CEB Onlaw legal databases everyday in El Cajon and Chula Vista. Additionally, you can speak to a law librarian on Mondays from 10 to 2. They are in El Cajon on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month and in Chula Vista on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. There are no law librarians on Law Library holidays.
Also, you can access many online resources at any time from anywhere. Start with our Self-Help Center or the research and motion guides on our website. They cover dozens of legal topics. Also, you can read self-help legal books any time by clicking on the Nolo Books-Legal Information Reference Center link from the legal databases page.
The Law Library would like to thank our partners at the Legal Aid Society and in the East County and South Bay courthouses for their support over the years. We assisted hundreds of thousands of visitors during our time in these locations, and felt honored to do so.