Our Collection

The Humboldt County Law Library provides print and computer-based legal resources to the bench, bar, and public free of charge. We are funded entirely by portions of superior court civil filing fees.  Click here to read more about California law libraries.  

Electronic Legal Databases (Ceb OnLAW, Lexis, Westlaw) are available via the law library’s public computer terminals and can be accessed during our regular business hours. We also feature a 24/7 remote login option for our Nolo Press publications via this website.

CEB OnLAW provides electronic access to CEB's California practice guides with step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms. Click here to find: Available Titles; comprehensive User Guides; user tips for Browsing, Searching, Reviewing Results  and; FAQs.  

Lexis through LexisNexis provides computer assisted legal research. Our subscription includes extensive primary sources (court decisions, legislation, regulations) and secondary sources (encyclopedias, treaties, law review articles, practice manuals). Our most popular practice manuals are: California Forms of Pleading and Practice, California Points and Authorities, California Legal Forms-Transaction GuidesCalifornia Family Law-Practice and Procedure, and California Deposition and Discovery Practice. Click here for a list of Area of Law by Topic

WestlawNext through West’s is used to run searches using a precise Boolean Terms & Connectors or just simple descriptive terms. The main components are: West Key Number System (identifies topics of law best represented by terms of the search and returns relevant documents), KeyCite (analyses your search and maps the citation among federal and state cases & statutes along with thousands of secondary sources. West’s most popular secondary sources are: Rutter Group Practice Guides, Witkin’s California Materials, Miller & Starr California Real Estate, and California Civil Practice.  

Nolo Press by EBSCO is designed specifically for self-represented litigants. It  offers necessary tools, forms, and detailed "how-to" instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. More than 200 full-text publications are provided. For more information, please see our Publication List (PDF) and User Guide.