New! LexisNexis Digital Library
We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW SFLL LexisNexis Digital Library! It 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 new 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.
Lexis Digital Library Training
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. Public libraries are included in Phase 3 of the San Francisco plan. We await guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and Mayor London Breed.
The public can access limited library reference services and resources via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General questions and inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
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
Vendor-sponsored database 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
Lexis Patron Relief Access Program:
LexisNexis continues to commit to working with the law library and the legal community during COVID-19 by providing access to library patrons. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research onsite you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access-request.page and you will receive an ID within one business day. This ID will be good until March 31. This ID allows you to conduct research on the cases and codes needed for your legal work and personal legal research. We are happy to work with you to maintain access to justice during this critical time.
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.
To receive E-Updates from the San Francisco Law Library, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" in the subject line.
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