Riverside County Law Library


Who We Are

We are the only public law library in the County of Riverside serving its 2.2 million residents. By law, we are funded by a small portion of the County's civil court filing fees and governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees composed of community judges and attorneys. With approximately $1.5 million operating budget, we make our collection of over 90,000 volumes of current legal materials available throughout our three locations in Downtown Riverside, Indio and Temecula. Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with locating materials and navigating through resources that answer research questions and address legal issues.


Our Mission

To enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to the law.


  • To make available to the public a balanced and fiscally sustainable collection of print and electronic legal materials that is current and relevant to the information needs of the community.
  • To provide access to modern and well-maintained facilities that enable library users to engage in research, study, and collaboration.
  • To provide knowledgeable and fully skilled library staff that facilitates access and use of available legal and information resources.
  • To serve as an effective conduit between the public and the world of legal research and practice.