Law Library Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Salinas Branch Law Library is now open every Friday.
Law Library is closed all Court Appointed Holidays.
December 20, 2018
Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
Monterey County Law Library
142 W. Alisal St.,
Salinas, CA 93901
Welcome to the Public Law Library
We are free to use and have two locations. The Salinas Branch is pictured below and is located in front of the Salinas Courthouse. We have updated books on criminal law and the online database of Westlaw and CEB OnLaw. Forms can be filled out for expungement of criminal records or civil cases. The Monterey Branch is also pictured below and is located in Monterey next to highway one. Civil forms can be filled out at the Monterey Law Library and we update the civil books at this location. This branch also has CEB OnLaw and Westlaw.
County public law libraries were created by statute and are controlled and funded through the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code Sections 6300 et seq. Each county, unless excepted, must have at least one library, located at the county seat. The Monterey County Law Library is just one of more than fifty public law libraries in California.
The Monterey County Law Library is dedicated to supplying the public and legal community with the best possible access to legal materials through hard copy holdings or our legal databases.
In most counties, including Monterey, the county public law library is the major, if not the only, source of legal materials for the general public. The majority of the library budget is used to insure that the public has access to California and Federal case and statutory law. The library also attempts to satisfy the legal community's need for reference and practice books to the full extent that the budget will permit.
Salinas Law Library
Monterey Law Library