Donor Funds

Extended Hours Fund

To accommodate working adults and parents, the Law Library is open two evenings each week and every Saturday. Money donated to the “Extended Hours Fund” will help the library continue to provide access to legal resources beyond the traditional work day.

Legal Databases Fund

In support of our mission to connect the public with authoritative legal information, the Law Library subscribes to numerous legal databases, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, OnLaw, HeinOnline, CCH IntelliConnect, and NOLO EBSCO. While the public can use these databases free of charge on library computers, the subscriptions cost the library tens of thousands of dollars each year. Donations to the “Legal Databases Fund” help the library offset these costs, and support more equitable access to premium legal research tools.

Library Book Fund

The Law Library strives to be the premier source for legal information in Alameda County. With a focus on California law, our collection includes legal self-help books, formbooks, and practice guides from top legal publishers. The library also maintains collections of bankruptcy, immigration, and federal practice materials.

The cost of purchasing legal materials increases each year. Money donated to the “Library Book Fund” allows us to sustain existing collections, expand to new practice areas, and purchase circulating copies of books that can be checked out by library patrons.

Donors who contribute $100 or more to the “Library Book Fund” can have a bookplate placed in a book of their choice. For $20,000 or more, a donor can “Sponsor a Stack,” and a bronze plaque commemorating the donation will be mounted on a book stack of the donor’s choice.

Programming Fund

The Law Library recruits top practitioners, legal authors, and scholars to present educational programs at the library on a wide range of legal topics.

Donations made to the “Programming Fund” help offset speaker fees and other costs associated with offering high quality legal programming to attorneys and the public.