The San Diego Law Library is proud to partner with the El Cajon Branch of the San Diego County Library and Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch to bring you Law Library services and databases!

Front view of El Cajon Public library

201 E. Douglas Ave El Cajon CA 92020

Law Librarian Available
2nd & 4th Wednesday
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Databases Available:

Westlaw Edge*, Gale Legal Forms, National Consumer Law Center, HeinOnline, Nolo Press Occidental ebooks (How to Do Your Own Divorce in California & How to Make any Divorce Better). Databases are available during normal branch hours.

Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library

365 F Street Chula Vista CA 91910

Law Librarian Available
1st & 3rd Wednesday
10:00am—2:00pm

Databases Available:

Westlaw Edge*, Gale Legal Forms, National Consumer Law Center, HeinOnline, Nolo Press Occidental ebooks (How to Do Your Own Divorce in California & How to Make any Divorce Better). Databases are available during normal branch hours.

The following Law Library services will be offered at the above locations:

Legal Reference Librarian:

A librarian will be on hand every other Wednesday (see dates/times above) 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 a local legal aid organizations or to 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. 

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.

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. 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.

Call 619-531-3900  or email refdesk@sdlawlibrary.org for more information.

*Access to Westlaw Edge is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [ARPML-250612-OMLS-22] www.imls.gov