Library Databases

A Library Card is required to access the library’s subscribed legal databases. All databases are accessible onsite from the Law Library’s Legal Research Computers and some can also be used from home. You may register for a Library Card/Computer User Card in-person at the Law Library.

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Available on Library Computers

50 state and federal primary law (cases, codes, regulations), California practice guides (including Rutter Guides and Witkin treatises), federal practice guides, national practice guides, and KeyCite citator. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .25/page.

Training Tools:

Video: Introduction to Legal Research with Westlaw (September 2021)

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Lexis Advance

Available on Library Computers

50 state and federal primary law (cases, codes, regulations), California practice guides (including CA Forms of Pleading & Practice and Matthew Bender CA Practice Guides), trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, and Shepard’s Citation Service citator. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .25/page.

LexisNexis Digital Library

Available on Library Computers & Remotely Via Link Below

Lexis Digital Library provides free anytime/anywhere access to our collection of LexisNexis eBooks, including a wide range of California titles. Patrons with a Law Library card can check out up to 5 eBook volumes at a time for up to 7 days to read in your computer’s web browser or on your mobile device through the LexisNexis Digital Library app (both iOS and Android apps are available). Library Code for the app is “ACLL.”  * Lexis Digital Library Flyer *

Follow links from within books to the Lexis Advance online service (requires subscription). Add your own highlights, annotations, bookmarks, and tags to books for quick reference. Delivery options: Print sections or Print to PDF.

Lexis Digital Library Sign-In:

  • Sign-in using your Law Library Card number. Don’t remember your Law Library Card number? Call us at (510) 208-4832 or email
  • Select “Public Access – Alameda County Law Library” from the drop-down menu.
  • Need Help? Email
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Available on Library Computers, Library WiFi, and Remotely for Library Card Holders

Trellis Sign-In:

Trellis lets you search and gain access to extensive California state trial court documents and data (including Alameda County). Access rulings, dockets, documents, verdicts, judge bios, and motion & issue explanations. Please note that document coverage is selective, particularly for “Purchase Counties.”

-Use Trellis as a brief bank, to search and retrieve various types of court filings such as complaints and motions to use as templates and examples.

-Use Trellis for analytics, to discover how judges, parties, and opposing counsel have handled similar cases.

-Trellis’ “Judge Analytics Dashboard is the first of its kind to let you analyze millions of state trial court cases to surface the most powerful analysis for your case.”

Flyer with information: Trellis flyer

Law Library cardholders can access Trellis from your home or office at

Library cardholders can email us at for the Password.

Training Tools: 

Video: Trellis 101

Trellis Support Materials

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Available on Library Computers & Library WiFi

OnLaw Sign-In:

Practice guides, Action Guides, and form templates published by Continuing Education of the Bar. Documents can be printed for .25/page, or pasted into a Word document and saved to a USB drive.

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Bloomberg Law

Available on a single dedicated Bloomberg Law library computer 

Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive, analytics-driven legal research platform integrating legal content (cases with headnotes, statutes, regulations, and the BCite citator service); litigation resources (dockets/complaints, attorney/judge analytics, ALM verdicts and expert profiles); transactional law resources (form templates, checklists and drafting guides); legal and business news; and a large library of secondary sources published by the American Bar Association (ABA), Wiley, James Publishing & BNA, including the Tax Management Portfolios and the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.

Practice centers include litigation, health, privacy, bankruptcy, labor & employment, corporate, securities, IP, tax, and legal ethics.

Library cardholders can access Bloomberg Law from a designated Bloomberg Law terminal using their Library Card number. 

Please note that some content/features are disabled on the Bloomberg Law Patron Access platform in our library:  

  • Downloading documents (you can generally print to paper or to PDF or email documents)
  • Requesting documents that are not already available (such as certain currently unavailable documents in Dockets)
  • Printing/emailing entire Tax Management Portfolios
  • Business Intelligence Center
  • Alerts and workflow tools

Bloomberg Law Patron Access does support full search and browse capabilities, print to PDF (can save to USB), printing to the library printer (.25/page) and emailing select documents.

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Empower Legal

Available via Library WiFi and Remotely for Library Card Holders

Access Empower Legal Videos:

Our Empower Legal subscription allows you to watch three trial preparation, deposition preparation, and mediation preparation videos, developed by a veteran litigator. 

Attorneys can share Empower Legal videos with clients to show them how to be effective participants in depositions, mediations, and trials. Self-represented litigants can watch the videos to learn what they need to know about the deposition, mediation, and trial processes.

You will learn what to do – and what not to do – when preparing for and participating in a deposition, mediation or trial.

Login to Empower Legal outside the library for 24/7 anytime/anywhere, unlimited access. Use from your home or office, free of charge!

Law Library cardholders can request the Empower Legal login and password from library staff. Email us at

Flyer: Empower Legal

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National Consumer Law Center Digital Library

Available on Library Computers & Remotely for Library Card Holders

NCLC Digital Library Sign-In:

The NCLC Digital Library provides access to the complete text of all 21 NCLC treatises on consumer law topics including: debt collection and debtor rights, foreclosures and mortgage lending, student loans, truth in lending, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, credit reporting, credit discrimination, consumer warranty law, and repossessions, among other consumer protection issues. The Digital Library also provides access to HUD Housing Programs: Tenants’ Rights (The Green Book).

  • Comprehensive coverage of consumer law precedent and laws in all 50 states
  • Highly practical, filled with practice tips
  • Sample pleadings, checklists, practice tools
  • Cited by the Supreme Court, many other courts

Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .25/page.

Law Library cardholders can request the NCLC Digital Library login and password from library staff. Email us at

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Available on Library Computers & Library WiFi

PDF scans of over 2,000 legal periodicals, including law reviews and ABA journals; Code of Federal Regulations (1938-); Federal Register (1938-); U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-); Legal Classics Library, Early American Case Law and English Case Law. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .25/page.

You can access HeinOnline in the library from

Training Tools:

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Gale Legal Forms- California Forms Library

* Now Available Remotely Via Link Below to Library Card Holders *

Gale Legal Forms – California Forms Library offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. The database includes thousands of transactional and litigation forms on a variety of legal topics- real estate forms, business forms, contracts, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

The California Forms Library can be searched by keyword/form name or browsed by practice area (e.g. Promissory Notes). Forms can be downloaded as Word documents and saved to your computer.

Law Library cardholders can access Gale Legal Forms from your home or office at:

Library cardholders can email us at for the Password.

Training Tools:

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Nolo EBSCO – Nolo Press eBooks

* Now Available Remotely Via Link Below *

Provides access to more than 220 full-text legal self-help books, most published by Nolo Press, the nation’s oldest provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Includes books and forms related to civil litigation, real estate, probate and estate planning, real estate transactions, and small business formation.

You can access Nolo EBSCO in the library or from your home or office at:,uid&custid=ns134829&group=main&profile=lirc

User ID: alamedacll / Password: Alameda2022!

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West’s CA Public Law Library Briefs Service

Available on Library Computers

This database provides access to petitions and briefs filed with the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal. Includes selective briefs and petitions dated from 1990 for the California Supreme Court, and briefs and petitions dated from 1996 for the California Courts of Appeal. Briefs and petitions can be searched by docket number or case name. Print briefs for .25/page or request through document delivery (See Document Delivery).



Available on Library Computers

California child and spousal support calculation software. Generate reports and print for .25/page or print to PDF and save to a USB drive.