Our staff of professionally trained reference librarians is here to assist you in person, by phone, or email. Our goal is to save you time and get you directly into the most relevant resources possible for your research need.

Librarians can:

  • Assist in locating legal materials in the library, in our legal databases, and online.
  • Instruct on how to use the library’s print and online legal resources.
  • Suggest library materials on specific topics to help with legal research.
  • Provide information about bar association lawyer referral services and other legal service providers in San Diego County.

Our librarians are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Our librarians are reference librarians, not research librarians, and cannot do research for you. Please see our Legal Information Services policy for the scope of services our Reference Librarians can provide without violating the unauthorized practice of law.

Here is a helpful video to get you started searching our catalog for resources.