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Library News:

 December & Holiday Hours
Thursday, December 18 CLOSED at 11:30
(Staff training event)
Wednesday, December 24
CLOSED at 1 pm
December 25 - December 27 
Wednesday, December 31
CLOSED at 1 pm
Thursday, January 1 - January 4


Library Conference Rooms
Available for Rent

Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
Large Conference Room, seats 12–14
Seminar Room for large meetings & events
See our
Conference Room link for more information, photos of the rooms, the fee schedule, and rental form.


The Library's New Location

1145 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Information/Circulation: 554-1772
Reference: 554-1797
Reference email:


Monday - Thursday   8:30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

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 Please Help the Law Library:
Make a Donation

Your tax-deductible donations to help the Library may be made by credit card by phone to 415-554-1772, by credit card via our website, or by check. For more information, contact us at sflawlibrary@sfgov.org.




Law Library Book of the Month

California Practice Guide: Administrative Law—Adjudication and Separation of Powers

There’s a new Rutter Guide in town… Administrative Law—Adjudication and Separation of Powers is the recently-published first volume of a forthcoming three-volume set on California state and local administrative law. The authors posit that “we are all administrative lawyers” because all lawyers are bound to encounter myriad government agencies and regulatory schemes in the course of representing their clients, even if their substantive practice does not pertain to the government. Benefit from the authors’ expertise and the familiar Rutter Guide format to tackle issues such as separation of powers, procedural due process, the California Administrative Procedure Act, Tier 1 and 2 adjudication, agency enforcement tools, and the recovery of attorneys’ fees.

Volumes 2 and 3 will be published between 2015 and 2016—the former will cover judicial review of administrative action, and the latter will examine California rulemaking.

Look for it at the Law Library information desk!

Authors Michael Asimov, Michael J. Strumwasser, Herbert F. Bolz, and Timothy J. Aspinwall


At the New Library...

- New, updated public computers

- New copier

- More seating

- Windows for natural light

- Self-print kiosk

- California collection section

- Email reference

- Conference & seminar rooms

- Automated computer reservation system

- New patron & computer rules

- Muni & Bart stops right outside our door

- Wireless network


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