Lawyers in the Library

Lawyers in the Library offers free legal information and referral. The program is co-sponsored by the Alameda County Law Library. If legal help is required, people are referred to  other agencies.

Sessions are popular and sometimes subject to change. Please call in advance to confirm before coming to the library.

Lawyers in the Library Schedule

Main Library

125 14th Street, (510) 238-3134

Sign up begins at 5:00pm. Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery at 5:45pm. There are eight time slots available. Lawyers in the Library Program occurs on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library near the Magazine and Newspaper Room.

  • First Wednesday evening of each month (Bankruptcy Issues only on this night), 6 to 8pm
  • First Thursday evening of each month, 6 to 8pm
  • Second Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8pm
  • Third Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8pm
  • Fourth Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm

81st Avenue Branch Library 

1021 81st Avenue, (510) 615-5812

Please call in advance to confirm on the day of the program. Sign up at 4:45pm.  Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • Third Tuesday evening of each month, 5 to 7pm

Brookfield Branch

9255 Edes Avenue, (510) 615-5725

Advance sign-ups start at 4:45pm

  • Second Mondays, 5 – 7pm

Dimond Branch Library

3565 Fruitvale Avenue, (510) 482-7844

Sign up at 5:45pm. Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

Eastmont Branch Library

Eastmont Town Center, Suite 211, 7200 Bancroft Avenue, (510) 615-5726

Advance sign-ups begin at 4:30pm in the library.

  • Second Mondays, 5 to 7pm

Lakeview Branch Library

550 El Embarcadero, (510) 238-7344

Advance sign-ups start at 5:45pm

  • Second Tuesdays, 6 to 7:45pm 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library

6833 International Blvd., (510) 615-5728

Advance sign-ups start at 11:45am

  • Third Saturdays, 12 to 2pm 

Melrose Branch Library

4805 Foothill Blvd., (510) 535-5623

Advance sign-ups start at 4:45pm

  • Fourth Tuesdays, 5 - 7pm

Montclair Branch Library

1687 Mountain Blvd, (510) 482-7810

Register by phone starting one week in advance.

  • Second Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

Rockridge Branch Library

Sign-ups for Lottery at 5pm, lottery drawing at 5:45pm. Volunteer lawyer may leave before 8pm if no more clients are present.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

Temescal Branch Library

5205 Telegraph Avenue, (510) 597-5049

Sign up at 5:45 pm, names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

West Oakland Branch Library

1801 Adeline St., (510) 238-7352

Advance sign-ups begin at 4:30pm

  • First Tuesday evenings, 5 to 6:30pm