The Marin County Law Library is open to the public in accordance with current CDPH, CDC, Local and State Guidelines.  Masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for ALL who wish to use the Law Library.
Mondays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Tuesdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Wednesdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Thursdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Fridays:        10 AM - 1 PM


Saturdays:           CLOSED

Sundays:           CLOSED

Current Marin County COVID-19 restrictions can be found HERE.

Interested in joining the Marin County Law Library Board of Trustees?  Click HERE for the application.  


Proctored exams have been suspended until further notice.


First Thursdays at the Law Library is currently available to the public in virtual format.

First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library Date for next meeting to be announced soon. To attend, you must register on Eventbrite.  See program description at bottom right of this home page for further information and registration link.

Next Board Meeting:  December 13, 2022

The next board meeting will be held as a teleconference on November 15 at 5:15 p.m. See agenda packet at Monthly Meetings tab (which is on the "More" tab) for how to connect online or by phone.  A print agenda will be available for viewing on the outdoor bulletin board at the middle archway entrance to the Civic Center (courts entrance). 

Online Video Resources:

The California Lawyers Association has prepared a variety of videos for the public addressing various legal issues that are coming up in light of COVID-19.  They currently have 11 videos on their YouTube Channel with another 22 in post-production.  Many are available in Spanish or have Spanish closed captioning. HERE

Local Resources and Assistance: For impacts of COVID-19, use this link to access Marin Health and Human Services Community Resources:







The Marin County Law Library Will Close at 

3:00pm on Wednesday November 30, 2022


La biblioteca de derecho del condado de Marin cerrará a las 15:00 el miércoles 30 de noviembre de 2022


by Computer or Telephone, not in person.


Next program date: January 26, 2023

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Registration Required

Early registration recommended. No waitlist.


The Lawyers in the Library program provides self-represented litigants a free 20-minute one-on-one meeting (via Zoom Meetings) with a volunteer attorney from the Marin County Bar Association to receive legal guidance, information, direction, and assistance in locating appropriate resources, review of completed forms and referrals to other agencies when appropriate.


The program has volunteer lawyers with knowledge in the following areas of law: Family Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, General Civil Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning/Probate Law and Personal Injury Law. There is no charge for the service, but participants must pre-register for the program. Participants must either live in Marin County or have a case pending in the Marin County Courts.


The attorneys will not assist clients beyond the 20-minute appointment at the clinic, and no attorney-client relationship will be created.


For more information, please call (415) 472-3733

or email for more information.


por Computadora o Teléfono, no en persona.


Próxima fecha del programa: 26 de enero de 2023

Hora: 16:30 - 18:30


Se requiere registro

Nota: Vea la esquina superior derecha para la versión en español

Se recomienda inscripción anticipada. Sin lista de espera.

Abogados en la Biblioteca brinda a los litigantes que se representan a sí mismos una reunión individual gratuita de 20 minutos (a través de Zoom) con un abogado voluntario del Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Marin para recibir orientación legal, información, dirección y asistencia para localizar los recursos apropiados, revisión de formularios completos y referencias a otras agencias cuando sea apropiado.


El programa cuenta con abogados voluntarios con conocimientos en las siguientes áreas del derecho: Derecho de Familia, Derecho de Arrendadores e Inquilinos, Derecho Civil General, Derecho Laboral, Ley de Planificación Patrimonial/Sucesiones y Ley de Lesiones Personales.

No hay cargo por el servicio, pero los participantes deben registrarse previamente para el programa. Los participantes deben vivir en el condado de Marin o tener un caso pendiente en los tribunales del condado de Marin.


Los abogados no ayudarán a los clientes más allá de la cita de 20 minutos en la clínica, y no se creará una relación abogado-cliente. ​


Llame al (415) 472-3733 o envíe un correo electrónico a




Marin County Renter and Landlord Resources, including information about the temporary emergency ban on evictions due to COVID-19, are available HERE.

For more extensive coverage, see Landlord-Tenant Resources, under "Legal Resources" Tab, above.



Direct Assistance is available from: "Ask a Law Librarian"

Self-Help: Use the "Legal Resources" tab above to access links to legal information, online self-help, federal and state laws and regulations, jury instructions and more.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides national coverage with information and resources to protect and manage your finances: HERE 

Please join us for First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library,

 an opportunity for residents of Marin to learn about the numerous agencies that provide services to the public at no or low cost.  Who are these folks and how can they help you?  A representative of the agency or county department will present information about their organization followed by a question and answer period.  Get to know your local officials and community service agencies.

First Thursday events will be held on Zoom.  Event is free but registration is required.

Next program date: December 1, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Speaker: Elliot Bien, Bien & Summers








Elliot Bien, who began his career as a law professor, has limited his practice to civil appeals since 1982, originally with the San Francisco firm of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon where he chaired the appellate department. He started his own appellate specialty firm in 1990, originally with two partners. He has been certified as an appellate specialist by the California State Bar since 1997 when that specialty was first recognized. Elliot has also been active in bar and bench-bar programs.


He founded an Appellate Courts Committee at the Bar Association of San Francisco in 1985, which eventually grew into its present Appellate Section. He served as president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers in 2002-2003; founded a series of bench-bar lunches for professionalism at the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco in 2004; and served for several years on the boards of the Marin County Bar Association and the Marin County Law Library. He has also published and spoken frequently on legal ethics and professionalism as well as appellate advocacy and procedure.



The Marin County Law Library serves the public

by providing access to legal information sources through a variety of media, research assistance, and technologies needed to give practical expression to the law, while maintaining a flexible and supportive presence that fosters the ends of community service and social justice.










20 North San Pedro Road

Suite 2007 San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 472-3733

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