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San Mateo County Law Library strictly enforces basic common sense and generally accepted social etiquettes! Therefore, the following activities are not permitted in the Law Library:

  • Talking on cell phones;
  • Use of the conference room without prior approval of the library staff;
  • Using the Library's computers for any purpose other than for legal research;
  • Soliciting of patrons or staff;
  • Harassing of patrons or staff;
  • Sleeping or socializing;
  • Bringing in pets;
  • Eating food or drinks with no lid;
  • Taking photographs or videos; and
  • ANY illegal activity.

Book Check Out Policy:
Only attorneys who are in good standing with the California Bar Association are permitted to check out materials from the Law Library. Most books in the collection are available for a 1 week check out period. Reserve items, however, are available for a 24 hour period with a charge of $10 per item. All MCLE audio CDs are available for a 1 week loan period with a charge of $5 per title. Most items have a $1 per day per item overdue charge. Reserve items, however, have a $10 per day per item overdue charge.

Conference Room Policy:
$25 per hour of use (excepting student groups or classes) or $175 for the day.The use of a screen and a projector can be added for an additional fee of $25. You may call at (650) 363.4913 to find out availability and to book time in the conference room. If you book time in the conference room we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. We accept cash or check as payment. We are unfortunately unable to accept credit cards at this time.

Computer Use Policy:
Computer use is limited to a free 90 minutes per day. If you need additional time on our computers there will be a charge of $10 per extra hour after the free 90 minutes. Computers are to be used for legal research only.


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710 Hamilton Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363.4913