United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Courthouse Libraries

As part of the Ninth Circuit library system, the courthouse libraries for the Northern District of California primarily serve the judges and court staff. They also provide limited service to other federal agencies, state and local courts, attorneys admitted to practice in this court, and litigants within the limits noted below. Wireless internet access is available at each location. For more information, visit the Ninth Circuit Library's website.

San Francisco:

450 Golden Gate Avenue, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 436-8130
Open hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. *
*Closed to non-court staff starting June 24, 2015. Please check back here for our re-opening date.


1301 Clay Street, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 637-3850
Open hours: Tu 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Th 1-5 p.m.

San Jose:

280 South First Street, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 535-5323
Open to attorneys on day of court appearance and pro se litigants with written authorization from a judge during open hours: M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.