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readingroom2If 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.
In order to find library policies, guides to legal research, access to the online catalog to see what titles we have, links to the internet and more, please use the navigation in the left menu bar.

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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Request for Proposal

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Financial Audit

The Los Angeles County Law Library ("Library") is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals for a contract with a CPA firm to perform its annual financial audit and prepare and submit audit reports together with accompanying management letters.

2018 Financial Audit RFP Bid Process Schedule of Events
Posted: February 7, 4:00 p.m.

2018 Financial Audit RFP Bid Documents
Posted: February 7, 4:00 p.m.


Roofing Project RFP-1704-18 [Closed]

The Los Angeles County Law Library ("Library") is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals for a contract to replace the North/East Roof at our main downtown location.

RFP-1704-18 Bid Process Schedule of Events
Posted: January 11, 1:15 p.m.

RFP-1704-18 Bid Documents
Posted: January 11, 1:15 p.m.

RFP-1704-18 Bid Documents (Appendix 1 - Project Manual)
Posted: January 11, 1:15 p.m.

RFP-1704-18 Job Walk Sign-In Sheet
Posted: January 11, 1:15 p.m.

RFP-1704-18 Questions & Response Log
Posted: January 22, 11:00 a.m. *UPDATED

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Careers

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Managing Librarian

The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to manage all resource acquisitions operations for the Library's world class collection. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions is responsible for overseeing the acquisitions, receipt, invoicing, and claiming of materials across the library, and maintains responsibility for fiscal integrity of acquisition and payment processes. This position has overall responsibility for the oversight and disbursement of the Library's $2.5 million acquisitions budget, working closely with the Senior Librarian of Collection & Branches on budget forecasting, administration and analysis, and assists with collection development decisions. The Managing Librarian will oversee a work unit of 3 staff. The Managing Librarian initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents and content providers, and evaluates their performance. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 3/23/2018
Ends: Until Filled
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More information: Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions


Librarian - Cataloging

Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining a current catalog of the Library’s collection which describes the Library’s holdings and provides accurate access for users.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 3/23/2018
Ends: Until Filled
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More information: Librarian - Cataloging


Global Law Librarian

LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic Global Law Librarian to provide outstanding reference services to LA Law Library patrons. Under the direction of the Director of Patron Services, the Global Law Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing foreign and international reference and research service to internal and external customers including the judiciary, government officials, attorneys, scholars, the business community, and the general public. The librarian has primary responsibility for global collection development and with special projects relating to the foreign and international legal materials.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 4/16/2018
Ends: Until Filled
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More information: Global Law Librarian


Library Clerk, Circulation

LA Law Library is currently seeking a Library Clerk - Circulation who is flexible, innovative, energetic and a team player that can maintain accurate records by being a direct contact with Library users and providing excellent customer service to library users whether in person, via telephone, facsimile, or e-mail.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 5/11/2018
Ends: Until Filled
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More information: Library Clerk, Circulation

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Cultivating a superior collection. Serving as a gateway to legal information. Facilitating access to legal system. Every day, LA Law Library provides this and much more to the public and legal community of Los Angeles County. With thousands of people accessing its services and resources, LA Law Library continues to a vibrant asset for people located around the globe.

While the Law Library receives much of its funding from the Los Angeles County Superior Court, through filing fees, we rely on support from generous people like you to help fulfill our mission. Your tax deductible gift allows the Law Library to provide critical services to the thousands of people who turn to us each and every day for help - whether they are preparing for a court appearance, searching case law, developing a paper for class or planning to incorporate a new business, the LA Law Library is an invaluable resource for many.

With you and our community in partnership, the Library is committed to providing the highest quality library services. Where else in Los Angeles can your gift make such a difference in the lives of so many?

Please make a gift today. We will put your generosity to work immediately.

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About Us

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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.

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