Special Collections

MCLE Self-Study Audio Programs—To enable attorneys to complete MCLE requirements, the Library offers self-study programs on audio CD. Program topics include legal ethics, the recognition and elimination of bias in the legal profession, competence issues in the legal profession, lawyering skills, as well as substantive practice areas. CDs may be borrowed or used in the Library for a small fee.

The Law Practice Management Collection contains materials regarding the business of running a law firm. It covers how to open a law practice, client relations, billing, financials and profitability, marketing and business development, legal technology, and much more.

The California Administrative Materials Archive includes all CA Administrative Registers from 1945 forwards, a collection of Notice Registers (Z Registers) starting in 1980, older California Building Codes, and earlier editions of Uniform Building Codes.

The San Francisco Municipal Code Archive includes older San Francisco Charters and Municipal Codes, various dates and municipal topics, including the San Francisco Building Code, along with superseded pages from current loose-leaf editions of the San Francisco Municipal Code.

Archived materials—The Law Library maintains an archive of earlier editions of text materials for reference, along with earlier versions of codes, administrative regulations, court rules, and other source materials. The California Statutes, as enacted (Chapter Statutes), are available from 1850.

Rare Book Collection—The Law Library has an extraordinary legal rare book collection, and plans to move it to the Library soon.