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LexisNexis Digital Library

The SFLL LexisNexis Digital Library provides free, remote access to our collection of LexisNexis eBooks, including a wide range of California and general legal topics. Access essential eBooks—online or offline—wherever you are: in the courtroom, in the office, working from home, or anywhere with limited internet connectivity.

Our SFLL LexisNexis Digital Library page includes links to the digital library, registration, a listing of included titles, helpful guides to get started, and information on the free and convenient mobile app for easier offline reading.
We invite you to register for an account. Once your account is active you will enjoy full access to the SFLL LexisNexis Digital Library remotely, 24/7.
Patrons can check out up to 10 eBooks at a time for up to 7 days, and can also place a hold on titles in use and be alerted when they become available.

Lexis Digital Library Training
Watch the 35-minute Training Video Here

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and in response to the City & County of San Francisco’s Shelter in Place Order, the San Francisco Law Library is closed. Management is working closely with CCSF Departments of Public Health and Real Estate to develop a reopening plan that is safe for our staff and patrons. We appreciate your patience and recommend revisiting this page for updates.

The public can access limited library reference services and resources via email to sfll.reference@sfgov.org.

General questions and inquiries can be directed to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org.

Please note: all checked out materials will now be due when the library reopens. Please check back here for updates on reopening.

Full text remote access to Fastcase on our database page provides access to state and federal law documents including federal bankruptcy, tax courts, U.S. Supreme Court, federal district and courts of appeal cases as well as federal and state statutes and regulations.

To access click the above link or go to gateway.fastcase.com and enter user name = SFLawLibrary & password = fastcase

SFLL Resources Available to You From Home - Download PDF Here

Vendor-sponsored database access
(requires user self-registration for limited access):

Westlaw Remote Patron Access

We are pleased to announce that Westlaw is now available to library patrons from home. Patrons can self-register for 20 hours of free Westlaw access over 14 days. There are two ways to register:

Option 1: On-demand at https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/c/remote-patron-access
Option 2: By phone—call 1-800-328-4880, enter extension 855597, and a Customer Service agent will create a user name and password. This line is open from 5am-5pm PT.
Need a Westlaw refresher? Here is a guide to using Westlaw for legal research.

Lexis Patron Relief Access Program:

As a patron of the library you are probably aware that we offer Patron Access to LexisNexis.  LexisNexis continues to partner with us and the wider legal community during the Covid-19 pandemic and is continuing to provide access to library patrons remotely during this crisis. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance®  ID. This ID will be good until June 30th, 2021 and it allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and agency materials needed for your legal work and personal legal research. 
If your research needs extend beyond 30 days or if you have already used your 30 day free  period then please call 1-888-AT-LEXIS to discuss personalized plan options. 

Our COVID-19 Libguide links to guides, resources, and help related to the COVID-19 crisis and will be updated as we become aware of new resources. View the library's COVID-19 Quick Guides on topics, including Rental Resources, Wills, Conservatorships, Protests, and more.





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New Videos!
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Witkin Legal Institute Podcasts

Making the Jury Demand; Waiving the Jury
Presented by John R. Wierzbicki, Co-Director, Witkin Legal Institute, Recorded June 15, 2020
*Listen Here*
*Download References PDF Here*
This is part two in a series on juries.
Stream part one here and more programs through our speakers page.