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COVID-19 Notice
We are closing the law library as of March 19th until further notice. Can you please note on our website During the current COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS the Lake County Law Library will be closed until further notice. Note Free Access to the Self/Help Nolo Library:

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Fresno Law Library will be helping patrons via telephone, email and digital resources as well as other libraries. You can access Fresno County Law Library's online help at their or call them at 559-600-2277. You may also try Ask a Law Librarian.


Shorter hours are due to financial constraints.  All California County Law Libraries are governed by the CA B&P Code 6300 et. seq.  Income is based on the number of court filing fees, not tax dollars.  Our operating expenses are exceeding our filing fee-based income at this time.  Be sure to access our self-help section on the website for 24/7 access to EBSCO eNolo Books.

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In Memoriam of Stephen Elias

Steve and his wife Catherine spent their whole adult lives to improve their communities by promoting social justice. Long time writer of Nolo Press books to help laypeople understand legal issues in plain English; he also did mediation and his specialty was Bankruptcy and Foreclosure.

He performed many services for our community. Among those was as a valued member of the Board of Trustees of the Lake County Law Library for several years, advocating for self-represented patrons as well as members of the Bar. He is helped us bring the Law Library into the 21st Century. He is missed by many. video tribute


The Lake County Law Library is here for you, to help you find the answers to legal questions. While we cannot give legal advice, we can help direct you to the resources to find an answer. We welcome feedback and want to hear of any suggestions for acquisitions to our collection or better ways to serve you.