Access to the San Joaquin County Law Library, during hours when the library is not open, is granted only to attorneys who are: eligible to practice law in California, reside or maintain an office in San Joaquin County, and have paid the annual after-hours membership fee. Copies of government-issued photo identification, current California State Bar Association card, and proof of residence or business address are required.
Keys given to an applicant for after-hours use are only to be used by the applicant. After-hours access does not extend to family members, firm members or staff members. Students and paralegals are not eligible for after-hours access.
Circulation of Materials
Law Library materials may NOT be removed from the Law Library after-hours. Removal of materials will cause a revocation of after-hours access. Attorneys may request that materials be held for them to check out during hours of operation by stacking requested materials on the credenza behind the front desk with a note. Checked-out materials may be returned after-hours by being placed in the book drop at the front desk.
After-hours membership is $60.00 per fiscal year, due by September 1st of each year. The Law Library will bill after-hours members by mail each July. If a member should misplace his/her Law Library keys, replacement keys will be provided for $20.00. Memberships are prorated each month after September.
If you are interested in after-hours access, please review the full After-Hours Membership Policy and Agreement, available here. Please sign and submit the After-Hours Membership Agreement in person, along with proof of residency in San Joaquin County, and your California State Bar Association card.