Two years ago this month the law library suspended our services at the Chula Vista and El Cajon libraries.

Well, our South Bay and East County patrons can rejoice! We are rekindling our partnerships with the Chula Vista Library and the El Cajon Branch of the San Diego County Library this Wednesday, March 2nd!

A law librarian will be on hand every other Wednesday to provide basic reference services, show you free legal websites, recommend resources, and assist with basic navigation of the legal databases at that location. The librarian can also refer you to local legal aid organizations or legal resources located at our Downtown location for help with your legal issue. Please note that the Law Librarian cannot offer legal advice or perform your research for you. 

Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch
365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
First & Third Wednesday Each Month
10 am to 2 pm


El Cajon Branch of the San Diego County Library
201 E. Douglas Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
Second & Fourth Wednesday Each Month
10 am to 2 pm


Databases offered include:

WestlawEdge: Legal research service that includes primary state and federal law, numerous secondary sources for State and Federal.  California resources include all Rutter Group guides, all Witkin treatises, Cal Jur, California Civil Practice, Miller & Starr Real Property. Practical Law, Trial documents & forms database. Access to Westlaw Edge is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [ARPML-250612-OMLS-22]

Gale Legal Forms: Our Gale Legal Forms subscription provides access to many legal forms for California. Forms can be viewed and edited in MS Word or any word processing software that can open Rich Text files.

National Consumer Law Center: Full text of National Consumer Law Center publications. Topics include consumer bankruptcy, fair debt collection, foreclosures, consumer warranty law, and more. With this link also access the National Housing Law Project’s ebook title: HUD Housing Programs: Tenant’s Rights (known as the Greenbook). This book provides critical information on the rights of tenants who reside in HUD-subsidized or assisted housing, providing a detailed review of the current law coupled with historical overviews of the various programs.

Hein Online – Database containing law journal articles; Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register; U.S. Treaties and Agreements; Legal Classics library; and Congressional Documents. A good database to use when looking for legal-related articles, older versions of federal regulations, information on treaties, or when looking for historic Congressional information.

Nolo Press Occidental ebooks: How to Do Your Own Divorce in California & How to Make Any Divorce Better. Practical information and forms regarding divorce actions, geared toward self-represented individuals.

And, if you are a member of our Borrowers Program or a Benefits Package Holder, you can access Gale California Legal Forms, National Consumer Law Center Database, and HeinOnline from home using your San Diego Law Library Card number! If you have any questions about these services, please contact us by email or telephone.