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The “Share your love for California County Law Libraries” campaign is live again!

Many California County Law Libraries are struggling due to reduced funding (mainly from filing fees and CA State) -- as well as rising costs. YOU can help by clicking the link above or clicking on the County Law Library Action Center to send a message directly to your legislators. County Law Libraries are essential services and must be funded! It takes less than ONE minute to send your message, and every message helps! (The site does NOT ask anyone for money)...

We are grateful for your help!

Casse Waldman Forczek

Lake County Law Librarian


Shorter hours are due to financial constraints.  All California County Law Libraries are governed by the CA B&P Code 6300 et. seq.  Income is based on the number of court filing fees, not tax dollars.  Our operating expenses are exceeding our filing fee-based income at this time. Be sure to access our self-help section on the website for 24/7 access to EBSCO eNolo Books.

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This Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. For more information and instructions for accessing the database, visit our Nolo eBooks page.


  • Three Public Computers
  • Internet Access
  • Word Processing
  • Typewriter
  • Printer
  • Copies (20¢ per page)
  • Scan and Email PDF File (Flat fee of $2.00 plus 20¢ per page)
  • Study Areas

In Memoriam of Stephen Elias

Steve and his wife Catherine spent their whole adult lives improving their communities by promoting social justice. A long-time writer of Nolo Press books, Steve helped laypeople understand legal issues in plain English; he also did mediation as his specialty was Bankruptcy and Foreclosure.

He performed many services for our community. Among those was a valued member of the Board of Trustees of the Lake County Law Library for several years, advocating for self-represented patrons as well as members of the Bar. He has helped us bring the Law Library into the 21st Century. He is missed by many. video tribute


The Lake County Law Library is here for you, to help you find the answers to legal questions. While we cannot give legal advice, we can help direct you to the resources to find an answer. We welcome feedback and want to hear of any suggestions for acquisitions to our collection or better ways to serve you.

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the current novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, all patrons entering the Lake County Law Library, until further notice, are agreeing to the following:

  • Should you have any symptoms of the disease, you will not enter.
  • Patrons will have face coverings on (covering nose and mouth) at all times. If you do not have a face mask please call 707-263-2205 and our staff will provide one for you.
  • Stop at the desk to use to complimentary hand sanitizer (recommended)
  • Patrons must adhere to social distancing (6 or more feet) at all times.
  • Patrons will follow instructions on floor signage, not move chairs from their assigned locations.
  • No bags will be allowed: a small purse OR a small briefcase, only, will be permitted.
  • Due to limited seating and capacity, staff and/or Security may ask patrons to leave, and/or briefly close the doors to additional patrons.
  • Operating hours will be 9:30 am to 3 pm - Monday through Friday; patrons must leave by 2:50 pm.
  • Staff reserves the right to add additional requirements, as needed to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

New Laws Apply to Eviction Cases

A new state law on evictions allows landlords to start filing residential eviction cases for failure to pay rent or other financial obligations on October 5, 2020. This law provides protections for renters who are given an eviction notice because they are unable to pay their rent or other charges between March 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021, due to COVID-19-related financial distress.

COVID-19 Resource Kit: Business Response

As companies, firms, and businesses prepare to resume operations following coronavirus (COVID-19) related shutdowns, lockdowns, and quarantines, many business considerations emerge. This resource kit brings together vital guidance as businesses and companies move closer to normal operations. It also includes guidance to assist in planning for future events and interruptions.