Law Library

 

Welcome to the Solano County Law Library.

 

Law Library Information

Solano County Law Library has been in existence since 1891. As established by California Business and Professions Code §6340, a county law library must be located in the county seat. Since the 1970s, the Law Library has been located on the third floor of the Hall of Justice. We are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Special Collections

The Law Library has many resources to offer its customers. Everyone may visit Solano County Law Library. Although checkout is restricted to attorneys and judges, subject to copyright laws, the public may photocopy limited information from our books. The collection encompasses all aspects of California (civil, family, criminal, etc.) and federal (U.S.C.A., etc.) law. Statutory law books and practice titles are available. There are materials especially for the public, such as the Nolo Press series.

 

Here is also a listing of Nolo Press titles available for use at the following Solano County Library branches:

 

Accessibility

Customers may use the Hall of Justice elevators to reach our library. The Branch has an adaptive keyboard and optical trackball available.  We possess magnifying tools, and some reading glasses. Please ask library staff for more information.

 

Online services

Solano County Law Library subscribes to several databases, making the attainment of legal information cost-effective for legal professionals and the public. All the databases below are free to use when visiting the Law Library. 

 

  • Westlaw—contains California and federal case/statutory laws; chapters from over 50 legal books; articles from over 100 law reviews.

  • LexisNexis—contains California and federal case/statutory laws; access to more than 200 form templates.

  • VerdictSearch—online version of a publication; spotlights specific cases and the monetary amounts that were requested.

  • Legal Information Resource Center (NOLO Press)—Access 100+ Nolo Press titles online. Subject matter includes family law, real estate law, and other legal topics. You can download and email chapters and forms at no cost. (Available only at Solano County Law Library).

 

If you have not used the databases listed above, Law Library staff members can show you how. We can also direct you to free legal websites.

 

Periodicals

  • The Recorder, Daily Journal, law reviews from prestigious law schools, and California Lawyer.

 

Equipment (Photocopies and Printouts: 25¢ per page)

  • 6 public computers with printers attached (all provide internet access); not reservable.

  • Wi-Fi is available (ask staff for details)

  • State-of-the-art photocopier

  • FAX machine

  • Dissomaster terminal—allows customers to calculate child or spousal support. Printouts are free at this terminal only.

 

Conference Room

The Law Library has a conference room available for public use. Please read our booking details before calling to make a reservation.

 

Law Library History

 

Section 6340 of the California Business and Professions Code mandates the existence of a county law library in the county seat.  The Solano County Law Library has been in existence since 1911.  We are located in the Hall of Justice on the third floor.

 

Other Law Libraries In The Area

Here is the contact information for the closest law libraries in the area. 
 

 

Law Library
Hall of Justice, 600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-421-6520

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Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
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