Law Library

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Yolo County's Public Source for Legal Information for Over 100 Years

Stephanie Chavez
Library Director

204 Fourth Street, Suite A
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8918

Regular Hours
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Our Next Board of Trustees Meeting will be at 12:15 pm on Thursday, January 23rd at the Law Library


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.

Available Services

  • 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

Helpful Legal Links 

Legal Research
Attorney Search
Court Information and Forms
Local Court Information
Federal Court Information