If you are uncertain of how to use the Internet, please read Introduction to the Internet in order to make better use of it. Reference librarians will provide only as much instruction on the rudimentary fundamentals of using the Internet as time permits.
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The staff and trustees of the LA Law Library are pleased to be able to provide free Internet access to the public. However, it is expected that demand will exceed the Library staff's ability to provide unlimited time to access the Internet and asks the public both to read and to abide by the Rules for the Use of the Law Library Internet Terminals.
The staff and trustees of LA Law Library are committed to their role in serving the legal information needs of all of Los Angeles County's citizens. Providing access to the Internet, as well as access to CD-ROM based materials, can enable the Law Library to extend greatly its information services beyond the traditional collections of printed materials.
The Internet offers unlimited global access to information that is posted on the Internet. Unfortunately, not all sources of information on the Internet provide information that is accurate, complete, responsible, current, legal or philosophically acceptable to all citizens. The LA Law Library disclaims any responsibility for any information not authored by us and advises that any information found on the Internet be verified by print, CD-ROM-based or additional sources.
Lastly, the staff of the LA Law Library will not monitor, control or limit the content of the materials on the Internet. Parents and guardians of children under 18 solely are responsible for their children's use of the Internet within the library.
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The LA Law Library meets the needs of the public and legal community.
As the second largest public law library in the United States, LA Law Library meets the needs of the public, self-represented litigants and the legal community in a dynamic, ever-evolving global environment where information is shared, updated and accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
The LA Law Library is:
- A curator and cultivator of a superior collection of one million volume equivalents. This collection includes Federal and State materials, a comprehensive California collection and one of the nation's largest foreign and international law collections.
- A gateway to legal information and resources. LA Law Library serves a primary connection between the courts, legal service providers, and the public, and the most current legal information (accessible online and print) coupled with extensive historical information.
- A navigator of the courts and legal system. LA Law Library serves as an integral partner with the Los Angeles County Superior Court and other courthouses and administrators throughout the county and state, thereby giving the public and self-represented litigants unique direction on how to address their legal concerns.
With a newly renovated Main Library in Downtown Los Angeles, located steps from the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, self-service digital research stations recently introduced in the Norwalk and Pomona county courthouses, and expanding relationships with legal aid foundations, pro bono organizations, bar associations and public libraries, LA Law Library is becoming a robust community education center for the residents of Los Angeles County, the state of California and the world.