On-Site Opening Hours (coming soon!)

During the COVID-19 pandemic closure, our staff is available to process your requests. 

Help Is Available

The Law Library is accepting reference and book circulation requests via phone or email. To discuss current information delivery and book return options, please contact us at 707-497-8727 or humboldt@publiclawlibrary.info

Please allow up to 48 hours for reference staff to respond to your request. 

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Humboldt’s (ONLY) Public Law Library, Since 1897

Bound Books.   Boundless Research Opportunities.

Enter the world of Legal Research! Learn definitions and terms, legal processes and procedures - and become an advocate for your legal rights under the law. 

At the Public Law Library for Humboldt County, you’ll find books, magazines, digital collections - and above all, a team of experts eager to help you through your journey.


Digital Collection

Downloadable Titles

The Public Law Library for Humboldt County features a variety of digital books and resources that are available to download. With a diversity of titles to choose from, there is bound to be something useful for everyone.


Westlaw by Thomson Reuters

In the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomson Reuters is helping to support your legal researching needs.

The Public Law Library for Humboldt County has been selected to be part of a pilot service to simplify the process of how legal researchers receive complimentary remote access to Westlaw.

Legal researchers can now call 1-800-328-4880, enter extension 855597 and a Customer Service agent will create a user name and password that will provide 20 hours of access to Westlaw and Practical Law over 14 days. This line is open from 5am-5pm PST. 

NOLO Press 

Nolo Press by EBSCO is an online e-book system specifically for use by non-attorneys and 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 made available for public use 24/7.

Copyright- Superior Court of California, County of Butte 2017

  • Divorce (Part 1)

  • Divorce Petition and Disclosures

  • Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order

  • Response to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

  • Guardianship Petition

  • Fee Waiver Petition for Guardianship

  • Parentage Response

  • Name Change Petition

  • Small Claims

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order Response

  • Elder Abuse Restraining Order Petition

  • Elder Abuse Restraining Order Response

  • Request for Order   

National Consumer Law Center

Debtor Rights

  • Fair Debt Collection

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice

  • Student Loan Law

  • Repossessions

  • Access to Utility Service

Mortgages & Foreclosures

  • Mortgage Lending

  • Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications

  • Home Foreclosures

Credit & Banking

  • Fair Credit Reporting

  • Truth in Lending

  • Consumer Credit Regulation

  • Credit Discrimination

  • Consumer Banking and Payments Law

Deception & Warranties

  • Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices

  • Federal Deception Law

  • Automobile Fraud

  • Consumer Warranty Law

Consumer Litigation

  • Collection Actions

  • Consumer Class Actions

  • Consumer Arbitration Agreements

  • Consumer Law Pleadings

For Consumers & Counselors

  • Surviving Debt

National Housing Law Project

  • HUD Housing Programs: Tenants’ Rights

This Official Reports Web site is intended to provide public access to California´s precedential appellate decisions. 

There is no charge to search, retrieve or save documents from the California Official Reports Web site, and there is no copyright on opinion text. 

Though any individual can research, review and copy the opinions found here, the information is not intended to replace professional legal consultation or online legal-research services.

California Official Reports - Find Cases Now

Caution: Only the printed bound volumes of the United States Reports contain the final, official opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States. In case of discrepancies between a bound volume and the materials included here--or any other version of the same materials, whether print or electronic, official or unofficial--the printed bound volume controls.

To learn more about accessing our digital collection, contact us today.

Contact Us

Please send us your comments, questions and, requests for legal information.

PO Box 331, Eureka, CA 95502


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Your Local Law Library

The Public Law Library for Humboldt County has provided the community with access to law books and legal information since the 31st day of March, 1891. Everyday we build upon that tradition by improving access to and expanding our collections. But we’re more than just a provider of legal materials. Our Law Library brings together an abundance of resources and opportunities for all to enjoy. We’re always working to meet the needs of our visitors, and remain committed to playing a key role in the community. To learn more, simply get in touch.