The San Diego Law Library is a special district government entity governed by an appointed volunteer Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees has complete oversight and authority for its budget, operations, staffing, and strategic planning. The San Diego Law Library Foundation is organized as a charitable trust affiliated with the San Diego Law Library. The sole mission of the Foundation is to aid us in our efforts to provide access to justice through our many resources and programs.

Although the two organizations are independent and have different responsibilities, they share the same interests and vision: to make the San Diego Law Library every County resident’s automatic first choice for free legal information to learn how to resolve a legal matter. In order to clarify the relationship between the Board of Trustees and the Law Library Foundation, the two organizations have created a Joint Statement of Relationship and Shared Purpose.

If you are interested in learning more about the inner workings of the San Diego Law Library, our monthly Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public per the Ralph M. Brown Act. You can find more information about our Board of Trustees meetings on our website.

And, if you would like to support the Law Library, you can make a donation to the Law Library Foundation here. Or, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Law Library Foundation, they are still in search of two more dynamic members who are passionate about our county’s public law library, have a desire to increase the local community’s access to justice, and are enthusiastic about fundraising. This is a great opportunity to work with other outstanding members of the legal community and to help the Law Library continue to serve the public. If you are interested and would like to learn more, you can contact Foundation President Ana Sambold at or Law Library Executive Director John Adkins at