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

San Jose:

280 South First Street, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
(669) 272-1629