The Alameda County Law Library (ACCL) is one of 58 county law libraries that serve Californians. The Main Library is a neighbor and we shares an address: the Law Library is located at 125 12th Street, while the Main Library is at 125 14th Street, so we often refer patrons to each other.
The Alameda County Law Library offers regular programs that go in-depth on legal topics; you can find out details and upcoming events on their calendar. One upcoming event will be held Tuesday, June 24th, at the Hayward Branch of the ACCL. It's entiteld "In Debt? The Basics of Declaring Bankruptcy". In this program for the general public, a practicing attorney will discuss the basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, how to determine which is right, and the specific qualifications for filing each. The program will include a question-and-answer period. Sign up to attend this program here. You can find a flyer in our lobby, too.
Of course, the Main Library does have a number of legal resources and help available; for starters, we host free legal help through the "Lawyers in the Library" program, and we have a large collection of Nolo legal titles that do not circulate so you can be sure to find the copy you need.