Mission Statement - Law Library


The laws governing California County Law Libraries are set forth in Chapter 5 of the California Business and Professions Code, §§ 6300 to 6350. The statutes provide for a free county law library, a separate governmental entity, in each of the 58 counties of the State. The Merced County Law Library functions within the scope of these governing statutes.


The purpose of the County Law Library is to make the sources of the law available for legal research with the best law collection and supporting services possible within the scope of the funds available, and to provide free access for the judiciary, state, and county officials, members of the bar, and all residents of the County of Merced.