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Donate Now to Support the Law Library, a 501(c)(3)

Help protect public access to legal information

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Support Access to Legal Information, and Access to Justice

California county law libraries are funded by a small portion of Superior Court civil filing fees. Over the past ten years, high filing fees, full court dockets, and mandatory arbitration clauses have reduced lawsuit filings in the California courts, resulting in less revenue for county law libraries.

In the last decade, Alameda County Law Library’s annual filing fee income has dropped by 40%. During this period, the cost of subscribing to legal publications rose over 60%, operational costs continue to rise, and the demand for our services has increased, particularly by non-attorneys.

Attorneys, law firms, community members and organizations can help protect free access to high-quality legal information – and access to justice – by making a tax-deductible donation to the Alameda County Law Library.

Donors can apply their donation to a specific Donor Fund: Extended Hours, Legal Databases, Books, or Public Programming. Detailed descriptions of these funds are available on our Donor Funds page.

Do Good, Get Benefits

In addition to supporting a worthy cause, donors receive many benefits under our Membership Program and Sponsorship/Donor Recognition Program.

$100- Level 1 Member / Friend Sponsor Level

$150- Level 2 Member / Friend Sponsor Level

$250- Level 3 Member / Advocate Sponsor Level

$500- Level 4 Member / Associate Sponsor Level

$1000- Level 5 Member (Individual) / Associate Sponsor Level

$2500- Firm/Organizational Member / Partner Sponsor Level

$5000 - 19999- Guardian Sponsor Level

$20000+- Champion Sponsor Level