There will be no drop-in legal advice clinic (CLASP) on this Saturday, June 6th, at the Alameda County Law Library.
Stay in Place has closed the library doors until at least May 3.
The Mission of the Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library is to provide access to current legal information to the public, attorneys and residents.
125 12th St
Lake Merrit BART station three blocks down Oak Street
While the loyal support of the law library's many trustees has remained unswerving over the years, there have been many other changes in the past century. In December, 1893, the collection contained 1,376 volumes; and in 1927, 16,841 volumes. In 2008, the library contains 105,000 volumes in hard copy and 91,941 volume equivalents in microform for a total volume count of 196,941. Architect Matthew R. Mills and his associates at the San Francisco architecture firm of Robinson, Mills, and Williams have preserved the gracious elegance of a bygone era in the renovated building while creating a functional space in which to use the latest technology. The first and mezzanine (second) floors form the new law library, the third floor houses county offices, and the fourth floor became the County of Alameda Conference Center. The law library has many online services available including Westlaw, Lexis' Shepard's, CEB's OnLAW, HeinOnline, and an online catalogue . The library also has a public Internet workstation and is a WiFi hotspot which provides free wireless Internet access. As noted above, technology that was unheard of in the nineteenth century and for most of the twentieth century enables the law library staff to offer higher levels of service to our patrons. The law library also offers a fee-based copy service program that copies library materials and mails, e-mails or faxes them to patrons. The 1891 Act directed that the law library be available to all county inhabitants. The Director and staff of the Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library are proud of our service to the bench and bar and the greater community over the past one hundred plus years. We look forward to continuing this tradition of service in our second century.
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