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    ABOUT THE LAW LIBRARY

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CONDUCT IN THE LIBRARY

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Main Branch - Martinez
Phone: 925-646-2783

Established in 1893, The Contra Costa County Public Law Library's mission is "to provide all members of the community access to research materials to aid in understanding and preserving legal rights."Image of library interior.

The library operates as a separate entity from its county government and receives no general appropriations from the county. However, the county does provide quarters for the law library. Funding is derived from a portion of court filing fees supplemented by fees charged for photocopies and other services. The law library is governed by sections 6300 through 6365 of the California Business and Professions Code.

The law library has an up-to-date, balanced collection of over 35,000 print volumes and non-print material, 7 public computer workstations in Martinez and 3 in Richmond with access to Westlaw and HeinOnline databases. The collection is arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system, searchable through an online catalog.

Topics covered in the collection include:

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Bankruptcy
Conservatorship
Criminal Law
Domestic Violence Prevention
Drunk Driving
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Fair Dept Collection
Family Law
Federal Law
Foreclosure
Guardianship
Immigration
Intellectual Property
Juvenile Law
Labor Law
Landlord/Tenant
Personal Injury
Probate
Real Estate Law
Taxation
Zoning

 

 



David Del Simone Memorial Law Library
Phone: 510-374-3019

The Richmond Branch is located in Room 237 on the second floor of the George D. Carroll Courthouse. With a collection of over 8,600 volumes and public computer workstations, the library's major focus is California law. Some Federal materials are also available.

Topics covered in the collection include:


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Bankruptcy
Conservatorship
Criminal Law
Domestic Violence Prevention
Drunk Driving
Employment Law
Fair Debt Collection
Guardianship
Immigration
Family Law
Juvenile Law
Landlord/Tenant Issues
Probate
Real Estate Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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