Witkin State Law Library

The Witkin State Law Library offers an extensive collection of primary and secondary sources with a focus on California law. Primary sources from California's beginnings aid the Legislature and state agencies in tracing legislative or regulatory histories, and practice guides and court briefs aid lawyers and those proceeding pro se. Our collection extends beyond California as we have materials relating to other states, federal legislation, and even historical and international law. We have highlighted but some of our most used and requested resources below.

Our librarians are willing to help you with your research requests, but we cannot operate as lawyers or provide you with legal advice. If you would like assistance with a case, the California Courts Self-Help Center offers extensive information directly from the courts, including information on finding a lawyer.

If you need an Authentication Certificate or Apostille, the California State Library is not authorized to issue them, and we refer you to the California Secretary of State.

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