Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the commonly asked questions we receive at the library:

What are the Library’s hours?
Starting March 28, 2022 the law library is open from 8 am – 12 pm and 1:15 pm – 4 pm.

Can the public use the computers?
Computer use is available by appointment and limited to legal research only. To maintain social distancing, staff cannot provide assistance at the computers or copiers.  Once we reopen, the computers will be available to the public.

How much is printing/copying?
The charge for self-service printing/copying is .20¢ per page b&w, .25¢ per page color copy, cash only. The library does not have the ability to accept debit, credit, or copy cards.

What forms of currency do you accept?
U.S. cash only, including change (coin), $1, and $5 bills only.

Do you have wi-fi?
Yes. The password is available at the front desk.

What databases do you have?
The library subscribes to the following legal database:  Lexis Advance. Users have to be in the library to use it. You’ll find the shortcut to Lexis on the computer desktop once you log in. The EBSCO (Nolo) database is available to residents of Ventura County, and has all the Nolo Publications.

I need to fill out court forms; can you help me with them?
Library staff are not attorneys, and therefore cannot help you choose what forms you need or give advice on filling them out. But, if you already know the form numbers, we can print them for you, and we may have books that can help you fill them out. You can also use our computers to fill out forms on the State or Ventura County Court websites. If you need more help, try starting at the Self Help Centers in the Hall of Justice.

Do you have tax forms available?
We currently do not have paper copies of tax forms. They can be printed from the following websites:

Federal Tax Forms

CA State Tax forms

(Please note: The IRS no longer distributes Federal tax forms in print.)

You can call the Ventura County Law Library at (805) 642-8982 with any other questions.