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Yolo County's Public Source for Legal Information for Over 100 Years
Interim Library Director
Yolo County Law Library Board of Trustees
Hope Welton, Senior Deputy County Counsel, President
Charles Mack, Esq., Vice President
Randall Blake, Esq., Secretary
Honorable Sonia Cortes
Honorable Daniel Maguire
Honorable Peter Williams
Alice Meserve, Esq.
204 Fourth Street, Suite A
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8918
The continued closure of the Law Library and suspension of after hour access due to COVID-19 was approved at the April 6th Meeting of the Yolo County Law Library Board of Trustees.
Law Library staff will be working remotely and may be reached during normal business hours of the Law Library through voicemail by calling 530-666-8913 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff will do their best to respond within a reasonable time and thank you in advance for your patience.
You may also visit www.publiclawlibrary.org for information on surrounding county law libraries that may offer remote services and assistance. Statewide remote assistance from a law librarian is available by visiting here.
Closed Friday through Sunday and Court Holidays
The Yolo County Law Library mission is to provide free, public access to the best collection of legal resources within its means; to provide an organized, safe and quiet environment for patrons and staff, conducive to legal study; to strive to continuously improve services and programming; and to create mutually beneficial and responsive relationships with the community of users.
The Law Library is small-to-medium-sized with the following resources: over 15,500 volumes, access to online legal databases, and practical and general legal reference material for attorneys and lay patrons. There is a deposit requirement for checking out select books and materials to take home. Patrons are also welcome to call or email the law library for assistance in finding information. The Law Library is a self-help resource and library staff may provide help in finding legal information and information on Yolo County Bar members, but under no circumstances give legal advice. Legal advice and legal practice by staff would be contrary to the interest of those seeking assistance and it is against the law.
The Office of the County Counsel hosts this webpage for the local Law Library as a service to the citizens of Yolo County. The County Counsel is not responsible for maintaining the Law Library, which is handled by a Board of Trustees that meets periodically as set forth on this page.
- Access to the Yolo County Law Library outside of normal business hours may be granted to Judges who reside in California and to attorneys who are members of the California State Bar and the Yolo County Bar Association between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm. Please contact staff regarding access.
- Computers - four public access computers are available for patrons doing legal work only. Patrons can use the computers for online legal research through the following database services: Westlaw, CEB OnLaw and Ebsco’s Legal Information Resource Center (LIRC). The public access computers may also be used for Internet access and word processing.
- Copier/Printer and Fax Machine – each service requires a small fee, cash only.
- Conference Room - The Honorable William S. Lebov Conference Room is available for patrons to use for legal meetings. The room can accommodate four people comfortably. Rates: $15 per hour, $60 per day
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