SANTA BARBARA COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

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The Santa Barbara County Law Library consists of two libraries:

The McMahon Law Library
1100 Anacapa St., 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel: 
(805) 568-2296   Fax: (805) 568-2299
Open - Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm

and

The Santa Maria Law Library
312 Cook St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Tel: 
(805) 346-7548   Fax: (805) 346-7692
Open - Monday through Friday 9am to 12pm, 1:30pm to 4pm

BOTH LAW LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 IN OBSERVATION OF LABOR DAY

These law libraries are 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 open to the public at present but please call to confirm hours of operation, and email us for research help beyond what is available below. With the Delta and Mu variants of COVID-19 active in Santa Barbara County, hours of operation may be affected.

The Santa Barbara Legal Resource Center may be reached by calling (805) 568-3303https://www.sbcourts.org/sh/lrc/ or email LRCHelp@lafsbc.org.  

THE LRCs HOURS FOR IN-PERSON HELP MAY VARY, PLEASE GIVE THEM A CALL. 

Santa Barbara and Lompoc LRC
Phone: 805-568-3303
Monday-Friday: 9am to 12pm in-person and  1:30pm-4pm via telephone, email, or by appointment.

*THE SANTA BARBARA LRC HAS RELOCATED TO A DIFFERENT OFFICE ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, BY THE CLERK'S OFFICE.

Santa Maria LRC
Phone: 805-691-2457
Monday-Friday: 9am to 12pm in-person and 1:30pm -4pm via telephone, email, or by appointment.

*You can log in to the following databases via the Law Library's Wifi. Paste the following URLs into your browser window when connected. These IP authenticated databases are accessible within the library branches.

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

NOLO press: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip    *NOLO Press is available from your own computer, please contact the library staff via email for login instructions. 

Westlaw: http://www.westlaw.com/search/home.html?rs=IWLN1.0&vr=3.0&sp=002016064-4100

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

 

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.


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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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 Monday, 1 August 2022, 4:40 PM Judge Anderle's Courtroom, Dept. 3, Santa Barbara Superior Court, and via Zoom teleconference and in SB Superior Court, Santa Maria AGENDA 1. Approve Resolution 2022-3 to Hold August 1 Board Meeting Remotely Due to the Continued Threat of COVID-19 2. Public Comments 3. Minutes of the Meeting of 6 June 2022, below 4. Income and Expenses for the 2021/22 Fiscal Year @ 100% elapsed (Income at 95% of projections for FY 2021/22, spending year-to-date is 75% of FY 2021/22 budget; Fund 3760 balance is $685,887) 5. State Budget General Fund Appropriation to County Law Libraries - $16.5 Million in FY 2022-2023 6. FY 2022-2023 Budget of $505,677 Proposed for Santa Barbara County Law Library 7. Announcement of Trustee Appointed to fill Position Vacated by Judge Staffel upon his Retirement in July 8. Review of PARS Prefund Account for SBCLL Retirement Health Insurance Benefits 9. Closed Session: Public Employment (Gov. Code Section 54957) Title: Library Director 2nd Quarter Report 10. Other Business 11. Next Board Meeting Scheduled for October 3, 2022

 

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

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