Judicial Center Library
Serving the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
Photo: Courtroom Ceiling, Earl Warren State Building, San Francisco. Photo by William A. Porter, Architectural and Commercial Photography. Used by permission.
Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives at CJCL collects the personal and professional papers of California Supreme Court justices and other notable legal scholars, as well as the archives of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives is open to researchers upon approval of written request.
Search Special Collections & Archives collection guides on the Online Archive of California
Please email requests to Archives@jud.ca.gov or mail them to the address below.
California Judicial Center Library
Care of Special Collections
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617
San Francisco, CA 94102
The catalog contains records for the California Judicial Center Library (serving the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District) and records for the libraries of other Court of Appeal Districts throughout the state. The catalog also contains records for some of the archival and rare collections held in CJCL’s Special Collections & Archives.
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California Judicial & Legal History Resources
California Supreme Court Historical Society
The California Supreme Court Historical Society preserves and promotes California’s legal and judicial history with a focus on the California Supreme Court, through historical publications, educational programs and scholarly research.
Records of the Supreme Court of California at the California State Archives
The California State Archives hold over 25,000 cubic feet of historic records of the Supreme Court of California and the California Courts of Appeal.