About the Library

The Ventura Courts will be CLOSED on Friday, 22 September 2023 in observance of Native American Day.


Monday – Friday, Excluding Holidays

Hours: 8 am – 4 pm

(Locker service still available)

Call/email for assistance

(805) 642-8982

 Email: ask@vencolawlib.org

Library Location
General Information
Closed Dates

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Library Location

The Ventura County Law Library is located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice in the Ventura County Government Center complex, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California. The Law Library entrance is inside the Hall of Justice.

General Information

The Ventura County Law Library was established April 18, 1891 under a California statute, Chapter CCXXV, approved March 31st of that year. It is a state local governmental agency separate from the county and operates pursuant to California Business and Professions Code 6300 et.seq

The Law Library is governed by a six-member board of trustees consisting of representatives from the Ventura County Superior Court, the County Board of Supervisors, and the Ventura County Bar Association. The Director of the Law Library serves as the Secretary to the Board. Law Library operations are financed primarily through a portion of the filing fee paid by parties involved in civil cases in the Ventura County Superior Court. The County of Ventura provides the library quarters, utilities and maintenance.

The Law Library is available to anyone who needs to use the collection and services. Judges, attorneys, paralegals, students, residents of Ventura County and visitors to the County are welcome.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Ventura County Law Library is to provide access to current legal resources by providing an up-to-date research collection, supporting services, and new technologies possible within the scope of funding available to the Law Library. The Law Library’s primary obligation is to serve the citizens and the legal community of Ventura County. Secondary obligations include service to other Ventura County libraries, other California county law libraries and the state law library, and other attorneys, citizens and libraries in the state of California.

2023 Closed Dates:

Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (Observed)
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 13 Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 20 President’s Day
Friday, March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Monday, June 19 Juneteenth (Observed)
Friday, June 23 Inventory Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Monday, October 9 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, December 22 Christmas Eve (Observed)
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day (Observed)
Friday, December 29 New Year’s Eve (Observed)