Courthouse Libraries

Please note that both the San Francisco and San Jose Courthouse Libraries are temporarily closed to non-court patrons.


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.
*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
(669) 272-1629
Open hours: M-F 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Open to attorneys on day of court appearance and pro se litigants with written authorization from a judge during open hours.
Slot Online