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The Law Library is open:

Monday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
Sunday: Closed


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The Law Library offers a free Consumer Law Clinic sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid every 2nd Monday of the month starting from 9:30am. RSVP for your spot by calling (650) 358.0745. The clinic meets in the Law Library Conference Room.

The San Mateo County Superior Court offers a Small Claims Advisor to assist with Small Claims every Wednesday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, in the 2nd floor Conference Room of 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (650) 363.4303 for more information.

The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers assistance with starting a Divorce during their regular hours in their office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (650) 261.5010 for more information.

The Department of Child Support Services Outreach offers help on Child Support issues every Tuesday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (866) 901.3212 for more information.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County offers a Landlord/Tenant Clinic every Monday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the Family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City.

Bay Area Legal Aid offers a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9:00am, and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30pm at their office located at 1048 El Camino Real, Ste. A in Redwood City. Call (650) 358.0745 for more information.

API Legal Outreach offers a Naturalization Clinic in Daly City, Oakland and San Francisco. Call (415) 567.6255 for more information.

Legal Aid at Work offers help on employment issues. Call (415) 864.8848 for general information or the Workers' Rights Clinic helplines at (415) 864.8208 or (866) 864.8208 (toll-free). Check out the Job Seekers' Rights video on applying for a job when having a criminal record on the Law Library's YouTube Channel.


 The Law Library was recently featured on local access MCTV! Check it out!


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It is our mission to assist all people, whether members of the general public or local attorneys, in their efforts to use the legal system effectively.



  • Check out the new San Mateo Court E-Filing here.

  • Video Tutorials:

Watch our brand new video tutorial on how to expunge your criminal record in the San Mateo County:


Learn about the KeyCite Basics and other topics on the Video Tutorials page.

  • Holidays Opening and Closing:

The Law Library will close on Saturday, February 15, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President's Day.

  • Free Programs:

Do you need a legal consultation? Check out our free Lawyers in the Library Program page.

The Law Library in collaboration with the San Mateo County Bar Association is proud to present a Community Law Night where members of the general public can benefit from free one-on-one legal consultation. Check out our free Community Law Night Program page.

  • Our Collection:

The Law Library has new MCLE audio material up to date.

The Law Library has a new expanded Westlaw database, which includes all states and all secondary legal materials.

  • Board Meetings:

The San Mateo County Law Library Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:15pm. The current and previous board meeting agendas can be found here.



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