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Board of Law Library Trustees

Judge George L. Orndoff, President
County Counsel Peter Moock., Vice President
Attorney Marianne Gilbert., Secretary
Deputy District Attorney Michael Casaus, Treasurer
Judge Thomas DeSantos
Judge James LaPorte
Attorney Donna Tarte


Providing legal resources to the public and BAR for over 100 years

California county law libraries are a separate entity from the county government. Funded by a small share of civil court filing fees. Kings County Law Library is a member of the Conference of California County Law Libraries


Library Rules

Library is available to all patrons needing legal material.
Library books are non-circulating. No book is to leave the library.
All briefcases, bags, and packages are subject to inspection by library staff.
Theft or mutilation of materials is punishable under CA Penal Code §490.5 & CA Education Code §19910.

No food or drinks in the library.
Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the library.
Library staff will not give legal advice.


Library Services

Reference Assistance
Library Staff are available to assist and instruct you on use of legal materials.

The Librarian cannot give legal advice or interpret legal material.

Public Computer - use of the computer is limited to legal research

  • Word Processing
  • Internet Access

Photocopy Machine
A Self-help Coin Operated Copier is available for 20 ¢ a page.
Computer printouts - 25 ¢ per page.
Inter-Library loans
Library staff may borrow or retrieve photocopied material from another law library.

Hours & Location 

Open to the Public and the Bar
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Closed all County Holidays

Kings County Government Center
1400 W. Lacey Blvd. Building 4
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 852 - 4430

Small Claims Advisor

The Small Claims Advisor is a service provided separate from the Law Library.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Services Include:

  • Filing Small Claims Complaints
  • Small Claims Defense
  • Information Hearings Assistance with Applicable Codes
  • Collections

Call (559) 852-4430





  • California and Federal Codes
  • California and Federal Case Law
  • California Administrative Codes
  • California and Federal Legislative History

Court Rules:

  • Federal, California, & Local
  • Ordinances & Codes
  • Kings County, Hanford, and surrounding cities
  • Criminal Law Special Collection



Lexis-Nexis Online Patron Access Includes:

National Primary Law and full Shepard's Federal Codes and Case Law
General, Federal, Administrative
All 50 States Administrative Codes, Codes, and Case Law
Matthew Bender Publications
Martinedale-Hubbell Law Digests & Directories

Westlaw Subscription Includes:

All 50 States Administrative Codes, Codes, and Case Law
Federal Administrative Codes, Codes, and Case Law
Multiple Rutters resources.