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Law Library Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salinas Branch Law Library is closed every Friday.

Law Library is closed all Court Appointed Holidays.


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2017 Board of Trustees

Mr. Robert Herendeen, Esq. - President
The Honorable
Albert Maldonado (retired)
Mr. Berkley Brannon, Esq
Mr. Juan Rodriguez, Esq.
Mr. Chris Cain, Esq.
Ms. Pamela Brown, Esq.

Law Library Director and
Secretary to the Board
Christopher Cobb

Access to online legal databases, WestlawNext, are available through the computers at the Monterey County Law Library
Regular Meeting
April 27, 2017

Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
Salinas Law Library
230 Church Street,
Bldg 1
Salinas, CA 93901

Salinas Law Library

Welcome to the Public Law Library.

We are free to use and have two locations.  The Salinas Branch is pictured above and is located behind the Salinas Courthouse.  We have updated books on criminal law and the online database of Westlaw.  Forms can be filled out for expungement of criminal records or civil cases.

County public law libraries were created by statute and are controlled and funded through the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code Sections 6300 et seq. Each county, unless excepted, must have at least one library, located at the county seat. The Monterey County Law Library is just one of more than fifty public law libraries in California.

The Monterey County Law Library is dedicated to supplying the public and legal community with the best possible access to legal materials through hard copy holdings and electronic media, including the internet.

In most counties, including Monterey, the county public law library is the major, if not the only, source of legal materials for the general public. The majority of the library budget is used to insure that the public has access to California and Federal case and statutory law. The library also attempts to satisfy the legal community's need for reference and practice books to the full extent that the budget will permit.

Last Updated: 4/13/2017