Frequently Asked Questions

About Us / General Information

Are you the self-help center?

Are you the self-help center?

No, the Riverside Superior Court’s Self-Help Center is located in the same building as our Main Library on the second floor. Their entrance is on 10th Street where you can find an elevator to take you to the second floor. The library’s entrance is on Lemon Street. We do not have public access to the second floor through the library. 

In Indio, the Self-Help Center is located next door to the Library in the Larson Justice Center.

In Temecula, the nearest Self-Help Center is located in Murrieta at the Southwest Justice Center on Auld Road.

Are you open to the public?

Are you open to the public?

Yes, all of our branches are open to the public at no cost.

**Due to COVID-19, however, all branches are currently closed to the public, and staff are monitoring calls and emails during modified remote business hours.

Where are the library’s branches and what are their hours?

Where are the library’s branches and what are their hours?

Branches are located in Riverside, Indio, and Temecula. For locations, hours, and contact information, visit Locations & Hours.

Where can I park?

Where can I park?

Free parking is available for library users at our Indio and Temecula branches. Paid parking is available at the Riverside branch. Visit Locations & Hours for more information on parking.

What types of materials does the library have? Are they free?

What types of materials does the library have? Are they free?

The Library maintains a collection of state and federal statutes, codes, and regulations; local codes and ordinances; California and federal practice guides; form books; legal encyclopedias; law reviews and journals, as well as online legal databases. All are free to use. Visit Legal Databases for latest database availability.

Can I check out materials?

Can I check out materials?

The Library is non-circulating, meaning our materials are not available for checkout. They are available for use inside of the library only. We do have a Lexis Digital Library of ebooks that can be checked out by the public, and a collection of self-study MCLE materials that can be checked out by attorneys and judges.

How do I donate to the library?

How do I donate to the library?

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Library! All inquiries regarding donations of books and other non-monetary materials should be directed to the Technical Services Librarian at (951) 368-0368 or tech.services@rclawlibrary.org. All inquiries regarding monetary donations should be directed to the Director at (951) 368-0360 or victoria.williamson@rclawlibrary.org

Services

Do you have Wifi?

Do you have Wifi?

Yes, the Library has free wireless access at all branches. The Main Library and Indio Branch have password-protected wireless access. Passwords can be requested at the information desk.

Do you have copy machines?

Do you have copy machines?

Yes, all of our branches have copy machines available for use at a charge by the public.

How do I rent a conference room?

How do I rent a conference room?

The Main Library and Indio Branch have conference rooms available for public use. Conference rooms have wireless internet that includes access to WestlawNext and CEB OnLaw. Visit Conference Rooms for information on amenities and rates.

**During our public closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic conference room rentals are not available.

Research

Do you provide legal advice? Can you tell me which forms I need or how to fill forms out?

Do you provide legal advice? Can you tell me which forms I need or how to fill forms out?

The Library can refer patrons to appropriate legal resources, but cannot provide legal advice. We can assist patrons in locating forms, but we cannot select forms or assist in the preparation of forms. To learn more about the difference between legal information and legal advice, please visit this brochure.

How do I access legal research databases (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis, CEB)?

How do I access legal research databases (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis, CEB)?

All of our branches have access to several online databases, including (but not limited to) WestlawNext, LexisNexis, and CEB. To see a full list of databases and their availability, visit Legal Databases.

Do you have tax forms?

Do you have tax forms?

Yes, the Library receives some tax forms that are available for the public to take during tax season every year. We also have master forms from previous years and can direct you to forms on www.irs.gov.

How do I make a book suggestion?

How do I make a book suggestion?

The Library welcomes your recommendations for book additions to the collection. Please complete this form to provide details that will help us review your request, then email it to the Technical Services Librarian at tech.services@rclawlibrary.org.

Classes and Events

What types of classes and events does the library have?

What types of classes and events does the library have?

Visit our Calendar and Eventbrite for upcoming classes and events. You can also learn about classes and events by subscribing to our free email newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

How do I learn about upcoming classes and events?

How do I learn about upcoming classes and events?

Visit our Calendar and Eventbrite for upcoming classes and events. You can also learn about classes and events by subscribing to our free email newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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