Legal Clinics, Workshops & Events:
The Law Library of Congress provides free virtual legal research courses. Visit their Legal Research Institute for upcoming webinars and recordings of past programs.
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.
Lexis Digital Library Training
Due to the danger created by the Delta variant, the library will be closed until it’s safe for staff and patrons.
Please see below the many ways the law library continues to serve its customers while we are closed.
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 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 by sending an email to our Reference Desk including your:
Library staff will submit your request to LexisNexis and you will receive a temporary ID providing 3 days of Lexis Advance research access directly from LexisNexis. Patrons should receive their temporary passwords within 24 hours of submitting the request. Requests will be processed by library staff Monday – Friday. Requests for renewal of research IDs are allowed by resubmitting the above requested information by email to our Reference Desk. Lexis Advance allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and agency materials needed for your legal work and personal legal research.
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.
Our Equity & Diversity Guide provides resources and information about San Francisco's equity and diversity measures.
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.
Visit Our Blog:
Visit our "sflawlibraryblog." Our blog highlights library news, resources, and events.
California Wildfires Helping Handbook
The Summer 2021 California Wildfires Helping Handbook is a resource for people and small businesses in the counties in which FEMA declared federal emergencies in August: Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas. It covers topics such as housing, FEMA benefits, insurance, employment, document replacement, and a variety of other issues.
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