California Law Schools Libraries


California Law Schools Libraries

  • Berkeley - Berkeley Law, University of California Library

    The mission of the Collection is to promote and sponsor historical and comparative research and study in the fields of civil law and religious law, including the various Christian traditions as well as Jewish and Islamic law. The establishment of fellowships and the development of joint research programs and bibliographical projects with academic institutions in many foreign countries have created the conditions for a fruitful interaction between books and people. Collection holdings support the development of research activities; books, manuscripts, incunables, microfilms and periodicals are acquired on a continuous and systematic basis.

  • Costa Mesa - Whittier Law School Library

    The Library contains in excess of 350,000 volumes to aid students with instruction and research, and serves as a California state and federal depository. The collection includes materials in print, on laser disc, and on microform. Printers are available for the microform materials. Low-cost photocopiers are located in two alcoves in the library.

  • Davis - UC Davis School of Law Library

    The law library has a vast collection of print materials which support the law school’s teaching, research and scholarship interests, as well as access to an expansive list of legal and interdisciplinary electronic resources. The Library is a selective depository for California and U.S. government documents, and offers a number of patron services. Librarians and staff have a reputation for providing professional, friendly, and helpful service.

  • Fresno - San Joaquin College of Law Library

    The San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL) Library holds approximately 80,000 volumes and volume equivalents including law reviews, annotated codes, appellate court reports of all jurisdictions, and complete Federal and California reporters.

  • Fullerton - Western State University College of Law Library

    The Western State University library is here to serve current WSU students, faculty, staff, WSU alumni, members of any state bar, the judiciary, and faculty and students from ABA and California State Bar Examiner accredited law schools.

  • Los Angeles - Loyola Law School Los Angeles Library

    The William M. Rains Law Library is one of the largest private law libraries in the western United States. At present, the Library has a collection of 600,000 bound or microform volumes, including the Anglo-American reports, statutes, legal periodicals, treatises and secondary materials needed for study of and research in law. The Library is both a California and a federal documents depository. The collection includes extensive holdings of primary and secondary materials from California and all other United States jurisdictions.

  • Los Angeles - Southwestern Law School Library

    The Leigh H. Taylor Law Library has become an incomparable resource for legal scholarship. Under the direction of a staff of highly knowledgeable and accessible law librarians, the Library features a major print and microform collection of over 470,000 volumes, custom-designed study and research seating for over 600 people, and computer labs with more than 80 workstations accessing a wide range of online services and software applications.

  • Los Angeles - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law Library

    Today, the library collection includes over 550,000 bound volumes and the library's print collection is complemented by a wide variety of computerized information resources. The law library services are also designed to meet the needs of the law school community, and the staff has built a reputation for providing the best program of services in legal education.

  • Los Angeles - University of Southern California Gould School of Law Library

    The primary function of the Gabriel and Matilda Barnett Information Technology Center and The Asa V. Call Law Library is to support the teaching and research activities of the USC Law community. The Law Library also serves the scholarly needs of the larger USC University community, greater Los Angeles and, as physical and staff resources permit, assists the general public and legal scholarship beyond the University.

  • Malibu - Pepperdine University School of Law Library

    Established in 1969, the Jerene Appleby Harnish Law Library has grown to a 40,000 square foot space in Malibu with ocean and mountain views and a collection of some 400,000 titles. Available in the library are a variety of electronic databases, an extensive microfiche collection, and several special collections, such as the prized American Arbitration Library and Information Center Collection.

  • North San Jose - University of Silicon Valley Law School Library
  • Ontario - University of La Verne College of Law Library

    As the largest law library in Inland Southern California, we take seriously our responsibility to provide up-to-date legal information to College of Law faculty and students, to other La Verne affiliates and to the community. It holds more than 300,000 volumes and microform volume equivalents.

  • Orange - Chapman University School of Law Library

    The Rinker Law Library currently contains over 293,000 volumes, including books, microforms, audio visual materials and serials. The collection has grown rapidly to support the needs of an ABA approved institution and its curriculum, and boasts all the basic research materials for American law, including primary materials for the United States and territories, and a large treatise collection which are under constant development to support the research needs of the faculty and students.

  • Pleasant Hill - John F. Kennedy University School Of Law Library

    The Pleasant Hill Law Library houses a collection of over 34,000 volumes and more than 250 periodical titles. Primarily supporting students, alumni and faculty of the School of Law, the library is also available for a fee to the public.

  • Sacramento - University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law Library

    With more than 500,000 volumes, the law library is your one-stop, comprehensive, fully automated legal research facility blending traditional and new media. From print, microform, and audiovisual, our expert librarian staff ensure students and faculty locate the information they need and also consistently conduct legal research workshops to train students about how to use library resources.

  • San Diego - California Western School of Law Library

    The library holds more than 333,000 volumes, approximately 3,905 serial subscriptions, microforms currently equivalent to 154,000 volumes, audio and video tapes, computer software, and interactive videos. The library also offers an excellent computer lab

  • San Diego - Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library

    The law library, an integral unit of the law school, is devoted to providing the best law resources to its students and faculty.

  • San Diego - University of San Diego School of Law (USD) Library

    The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library houses over 500,000 books and bound periodicals and includes subscriptions to 2,500 journals as well as collections of reference works, government documents, pamphlets, newspapers in many languages, and rare books

  • San Francisco - Golden Gate University School of Law Library

    Golden Gate University's Law Library houses the largest legal collection in San Francisco's financial district - more than 373,000 volumes, microforms and electronic resources. The library's holdings include comprehensive series of case law, statutes, digests, encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises dealing with American law, a strong tax collection, a growing microforms collection, a government documents collection, and a growing body of work in environmental law, law and literature, and international law.

  • San Francisco - San Francisco Law School Library

    Containing more than 22,000 volumes, the collection includes current California, Federal, and Supreme Court cases, Regional Reporters, Statutes, Encyclopedia, specialized Treatises, Digests, Law Reviews, Periodicals and other legal reference material.

  • San Francisco - School of Law Golden Gate University Library

    Golden Gate University's Law Library houses the largest legal collection in San Francisco's financial district - more than 373,000 volumes, microforms and electronic resources. The library's holdings include comprehensive series of case law, statutes, digests, encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises dealing with American law, a strong tax collection, a growing microforms collection, a government documents collection, and a growing body of work in environmental law, law and literature, and international law.

  • San Francisco - University of California, Hastings College of the Law Library

    The Library's collection of over 650,000 volumes includes an extensive collection of federal, international, and California documents. The Hastings Online Catalog, can be used to find books, scholarly law journals, and videos in the library's collection

  • San Francisco - University of San Francisco School of Law Library

    The library maintains an extensive collection of materials on United States law in both digital and non-digital formats. The library also has basic working collections of English and Canadian law and international and comparative law.

  • Santa Ana - Trinity Law School Library

    Trinity Law School, located in Santa Ana, California, offers a four-year juris doctoral program with classes available during both day and evening, enabling students to work full-time as they complete their law degree. Graduates may sit for the Bar examination of the California State Bar. The program is also available as a joint degree with either the Master of Arts in Communication and Culture or the Master of Arts in Bioethics offered by Trinity Graduate School. Courses in the communication and culture and bioethics programs are offered at the Santa Ana site--the minimal residency requirement at Deerfield may be fulfilled during a summer visit.

  • Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law Library

    Each campus has a law library to serve the needs of students, faculty and staff. The library collections include federal and California cases and statutes, legal encyclopedias, digests, periodicals, treatises, practice guides and other legal references. Prior years' exam materials are available to students through TWEN

  • Santa Clara - Santa Clara University - School of Law Library

    Santa Clara University School of Law will excel in preparing its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession that is increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and culturally diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School is dedicated to educating lawyers of competence, conscience and compassion.

  • Stanford - Stanford University Law School Library

    The Robert Crown Law Library has grown to a collection of over 500,000 print volumes and an incredible array of online databases.

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