SANTA BARBARA COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

 Find your nearest California Public Law Library @ www.PublicLawLibrary.org

Telephone (805) 346-7548 or (805) 568-2296


The Santa Barbara County Law Library consists of two libraries:
  • The McMahon Law Library,1100 Anacapa St., 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101    Telephone (805) 568-2296
  • Open Monday through Friday  and
  • The Santa Maria Law Library, 312 East Cook St., Santa Maria, CA 93454   Telephone (805) 346-7548
  • Open Monday through Friday  
  • Due to the current crisis, hours of operation and accessibility will fluctuate. Please consider the below options in regard to remote access to databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, NOLO, and CEB OnLaw.*     See https://www.publiclawlibrary.org/covid.htm

These law libraries will soon open to the public and are committed to providing legal information to the citizens of Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Law Library has access to electronic legal information beyond the traditional library collection of printed materials. For detailed information on library resources and services contact: info@countylawlibrary.org

The libraries are closed to the public at present but please email us for research help beyond what is available below.

The Santa Barbara Legal Resource Center may be reached by calling 805 568 3303https://www.sbcourts.org/sh/lrc/or email LRCHelp@lafsbc.orgWalk-up hours in Santa Barbara are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon on East Figueroa Street, 100 block, in the Courthouse walkway. The location is across the Street from the Figueroa Annex of the Santa Barbara Superior Court. 

Santa Barbara and Lompoc LRC
Phone: 805-568-3303
Monday-Friday: 9am to noon, 1:30pm-4pm

Santa Maria LRC
Phone: 805-691-2457
Monday-Friday: 9am to noon, 1:30pm -4pm

These hours should resume this summer.

*You can log in to the following databases via the Law Library's Wifi. Paste the following URLs into your browser window when connected. Please note that you might be able to reach a signal from the Cook and Miller Street parking area in Santa Maria, and on the 100 block of East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. Contact info@countylawlibrary.org if you require a password.

LexisNexis     https://advance.lexis.com/?identityprofileid=M5XNXG56167  

NOLO press   http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip

Westlaw        http://www.westlaw.com/search/home.html?rs=IWLN1.0&vr=3.0&sp=000117226-4100

CEB OnLaw   http://ceb.com/onlaw/ipaccess/default.aspx

NOLO Press is also availble from your own computer. 

 Please email info@countylawlibrary.org or smlawlibrary@gmail.com for login instructions. Remember to limit time spent on any one database, and log off when done. Some of our subscriptions have limited "seat licenses" and limited number of searches per visit.

Additionally, we'd like to thank the publishers below for providing access to databases from your home or office for a limited time.

LexisNexis is providing remote patron access for a limited time. From Lexis we have been authorized to state:

As a patron of the Library you are probably aware that we offer Patron Access to LexisNexis.  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 1 business day.  This ID will be good until November 30th.  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.

If your research needs extend beyond 30 days or if you have already used your 30 day free period then please call 1-888-AT-LEXIS to discuss personalized plan options

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CEB is offering free patron access for one month to CEB Pro which includes primary law, CEB's citator, TrueCite, and access to over 150 of CEB's practice guides. To sign up for access follow this link: 

https://research.ceb.com/support/form/countyLibrary. 

The link will lead to registration and request for access. If you do not have a bar number, please enter N/A

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Westlaw access has changed! go to link below:

 https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/c/remote-patron-access.

    The end date of this program is yet to be determined.

  1. Patrons are required to register for an account.   Instructions are attached.
  2. Patrons should use a new email address if they previously created an account or if they get a message telling them to call customer support.
  3. The accounts are for 20 hours of usage over 14 days.    
  4. Content includes primary law, analytical, litigation content, and practical law on WestlawNext platform.

Also, many great resources are available at https://public.resource.org/ and on the website of the Sacramento County Public Law Library.  See https://saclaw.org/



DISCLAIMER: The Santa Barbara County Law Library does not engage in the practice of law, does not provide legal advice and does not perform legal research. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara County Law Library is not responsible for any inaccuracy of legal information found on the world wide web. The library staff strongly recommends that all legal information found on the world wide web be verified through other sources.

 
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Meeting of the Law Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 4:40 PM
Judge Anderle’s Courtroom, Dept. 3, 
Santa Barbara Superior Court,
And via teleconference, 
SB Superior Court, Santa Maria

AGENDA

1.Public Comments
2.Minutes of the meeting of 6 April 2021
3.Income and expenses for the 2020/21 
Fiscal Year @ 92% elapsed   
(Income at 81% of projections for FY,      
spending year-to-date is 70% of FY 2020/21 budget, 
Fund 3760 balance $580,825)
4.State General Fund appropriations announced. 
($16.5 million state-wide in each of the next two Fiscal Years) 
5.COVID-19 closures, and reopening options considered
6.Other Business

Meeting details and materials by request to info@countylawlibrary.org

Please also visit the American Association of Law Libraries webpage: www.AALLnet.org