Membership Levels

By becoming a Law Library Member, attorneys, Alameda county residents, law firms, legal departments and other organizations receive valuable benefits AND support the mission of the Alameda County Law Library.

Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Become a Member today by emailing the Circulation Desk at or calling the Circulation Desk at (510) 272-6491.

NOTE: Except for “Firm/Organization,” all membership levels are for individual subscribers only, and benefits cannot be transferred to another person or entity. The “Firm/Organization” membership may be used to cover multiple employees in a law firm or other subscribing organization (e.g. for-profit, non-profit or government). Covered employees must be designated when the “Firm/Organization” membership is purchased.

1 For two additional circulation periods, provided it doesn’t have a hold placed on it.

2 Up to 8 items during the last hour the library is open. Items must be returned within the 1st hour of operation the next business day, or on Monday if checked out on a Friday afternoon. Late items will be subject to a $5 per item/per hour fine.

3 Requires purchase of pre-loaded copy card.

4 Requires exact citation. Standard turnaround during business hours is < 2 hours. Email delivery of electronic resources from library’s subscribed databases (LexisNexis/Shepards, Westlaw, OnLaw, HeinOnline, CCH IntelliConnect, Fastcase) or scans from print collection materials.

5 The Alameda County Law Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For Level 5 Members and above, the tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation. Please consult with a tax professional.