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. 
*NOW OPEN: starting January 4th, 2016 the library will be open to litigants with an active case before the court or members of the  CAND bar.

San Jose:

280 South First Street, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 535-5323
Closed to non-court patrons until further notice.