Document Delivery

To place an order, email or call (510) 208-4832. Pay by credit card. Organizations/firms may request to be billed.

Document Delivery – A $10.00 handling charge applies to all orders.

  • Email document delivery available for content from subscribed databases and hardcopy library materials.
  • Exact citation is required.
  • Most online documents are $10.00 per citation if emailed.
  • Standard turnaround time during business hours is < 2 hours.
  • Copying and scanning of hard copy materials is $1.00/page.
Subscribed Databases: Westlaw, LexisNexis, OnLaw, HeinOnline, CCH AnswerConnect (state tax), Nolo EBSCO


  • Cases from Westlaw or Lexis (Published and Unpublished)
  • Shepard’s and KeyCite reports
  • Annotated code sections
  • California appellate briefs
  • Form templates
  • Sections from practice guides (e.g. Rutter Group, CEB, Matthew Bender, California Forms of Pleading & Practice)
  • Law review articles

Mediated Searching – 20 Minute/$20.00 Minimum Charge

With specific directions from the requestor, law librarians can perform mediated searches in library databases using patron-supplied keywords and email the results.

For mediated search requests, the customer must provide the keywords/phrases the librarian will use when searching the library’s print and electronic materials (e.g. “trust amendments”) and the names(s) and/or type(s) of source(s) you want us to search (e.g. case law, statutes California practice guides, verdicts, form templates, law review articles, etc.)

Mediated search requests must be made by email to The requestor should indicate the budget available for the project. Library staff will determine whether or not we can complete the request, and will estimate the length of time needed to complete the request.

Costs: $20.00/20 minute increment, plus $10.00/document emailed. A list of search results downloaded from a database is considered one document. There is a 20 minute/$20.00 minimum charge for the mediated search service, plus a $10.00/document charge.

Turnaround time will depend on the scope of the project. Additional fees may be added for requests that must be completed within 24 hours.

Deliverable: Librarians can provide search results and requested documents in PDF or Word format, and will identify all sources searched using the patron’s provided keywords.

Disclaimer: The library’s mediated search service is provided for informational purposes and patron convenience only. There are no guarantees of accuracy, currency, relevancy or completeness of the information provided. This service is not a substitute for legal services from an attorney. Information or documents transmitted via email are provided for informational and educational purposes only.

Librarians are not attorneys and CANNOT draft documents, advise you of your legal rights, recommend a particular course of action, interpret or explain the law, offer procedural guidance, state opinions on legal issues, answer questions about statutes of limitation or court deadlines, or give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should seek the services of an attorney.