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Westlaw Classic- Use at Home 24/7

*Register for a Free 20 Hour/2 Week Temporary ID!*

** NEW Simplified Procedure for Requesting Westlaw ID **

Thomson Reuters/Westlaw is allowing any Alameda County Law Library patron to register for their own free temporary ID to Westlaw Classic!

Call 1-800-WESTLAW or 1-800-937-8529 24/7 and voice “technical support” from the menu.

Once connected with a representative, state that you are a patron of the Alameda County Law Library and are requesting a temporary Westlaw password for Patron Access.

All Westlaw content is included – primary law, secondary sources, KeyCite Reports, trial court documents, briefs, verdicts & settlements, and Practical Law.

Please note that Westlaw will deactivate your trial ID for “excessive use” if it is used for 5+ hours in a single session. Make sure to “Sign Off” of Westlaw before closing your browser window.

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Lexis Advance – Use at Home 24/7

*Register for a Free 30-Day Temporary ID!*

To ensure continued access to authoritative legal information materials during the Shelter in Place Order, LexisNexis is allowing any Alameda County Law Library patron to register for their own free temporary ID to Lexis Advance!

IDs created using the link below will have access to Lexis Advance for 30 days. If you previously registered for a temporary Lexis ID and it has expired, try registering with a different email address. It may take Lexis 24 hours to activate your temporary ID.

Available Content:

  • National Primary Enhanced (cases, codes, regulations)
  • All Legislative Bill Histories
  • Trial Court Orders – National
  • All Premier Federal Agency & Admin Materials
  • All Briefs, Pleadings & Motions
  • All Jury Instructions
  • Verdicts & Settlements – National
  • 50 State Surveys, Legislation & Regulations
  • All Company & Financial
  • All LexisNexis Forms
  • All Matthew Bender Library (including California practice guides)

Step-by-step instructions for registering for a temporary ID can be found on this Instruction Sheet. Review the instructions carefully.

You can register for your temporary Lexis Advance ID from this link: Select “Government: State/Local” for Organization Type. The ID will be delivered to you within one business day by Lexis. Call 888.AT.LEXIS if you have any questions/problems registering for your temporary ID.

You can use this temporary ID to sign-in to Lexis Advance from your own device 24/7 from 

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CEB Pro- Use at Home 24/7

*Register for a Free 14-Day Trial!*

Sign-up at for a free 14-Day Trial to Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)’s new research platform of Primary Sources and Secondary Sources (CEB practice guides and Action Guides).

Registration is open to anyone with an email address. No Bar Number or Credit Card needed to register for a 14-Day Trial.

Email CEB Technical Support for assistance.

Email:   Phone: 1-800-750-9155

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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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* Now Available Remotely Via Link Below *

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 .20/page.

If you are connected to the library’s WiFi network (law_library_wifi), you can access HeinOnline at:

Library cardholders can use the link above to access HeinOnline from your home or office. Please email us at for the login credentials.

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: Alameda2019!

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West’s CA Public Law Library Briefs Service

Available on Library Computers Only

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 .20/page or request through document delivery (See Document Delivery).

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Available on Library Computers and through WiFi

Practice guides, Action Guides, and form templates published by Continuing Education of the Bar. Documents can be printed for .20/page, or pasted into a Word document and saved to a USB drive.

If you are connected to the library’s WiFi network (law_library_wifi), you can access OnLAW at:

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CCH IntelliConnect

Available on Library Computers

Includes both Federal and California tax materials. Primary sources – IRS Code, Federal Tax Regulations, and Federal Tax Cases plus IRS Administrative rulings, Letter Rulings and Memorandum. Secondary sources – U.S. Master Tax Guide and the Standard Federal Income Tax Reporter arranged by IRS Code, and California State Tax Reporter. Researchers may browse the content or use the Citator to locate cases, rulings, or tax code sections by citation.

Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .20/page.



Available on Library Computers Only

California child and spousal support calculation software. Generate reports and print for .20/page or print to PDF and save to a USB drive.