Legal Information Reference Center



Legal Information Reference Center is a free online legal resource now available through Solano County Library. You must have a library card in order to access this database.



You will find the following resources to help you with your legal questions


  • Over 250 Nolo press legal reference titles in full-text

  • Detailed how-to instructions

  • Thousands of forms on a wide range of legal issues.



How to use the database


Our User Guide (pdf) can help you learn the basic functions of the database.



Most Popular Legal Topics


Here are our most popular topics with recommended resources. Find even more topics available within the database. If you need assistance finding a specific topic, visit any of our branches, give us a call at 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) or call the Solano County Law Library at (707) 421-6520.


Tip: If you need to find a form, first look for the appropriate resource for your legal issue. Most of the books listed include forms you can print and fill out. The resources can even provide you with some information on how to fill out the form.


Our Most Popular legal reference topics


Recommended Resource through Legal Information Reference Center


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep your Property & Repay Debts Over Time

Credit Repair

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

How to Repair you Credit Score Now

New Bankruptcy

When you Have to File for Bankruptcy



Child Custody

Building a Parenting Agreement that Works

Guardianship Book for California

Judge’s Guide to Divorce



Criminal Law

Criminal Law: A Desk Reference

Criminal Law Handbook

Legal Research

Nolo’s Deposition Handbook

Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Nolo’s Guide to California Law




Divorce & Money

Divorce After 50

Divorce without Court

Judge’s Guide to Divorce

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce



Elder Care & Seniors

Guardianship Book for California

Long-Term Care



Executors & Probate

8 Ways to Avoid Probate

Executor’s Guide

How to Probate an Estate in California

Plan Your Estate




Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep your Property & Repay Debts Over Time

Foreclosure Survival Guide

New Bankruptcy

Solve Your Money Troubles



Landlords & Property Management

California Landlord’s Law Book: Evictions

California Landlord’s Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities

Complete Guide to Purchasing a Condo, Townhouse or Apartment

Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Every Landlord’s Legal Guide

Every Landlord’s Property Protection Guide

Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide

First-Time Landlord

Leases & Rental Agreements

Secrets to a Success Eviction for Landlords & Rental Property Managers



Living Trusts

Complete Guide to Creating your Own Living Trust

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Executor’s Guide

Make your Own Living Trust

Plan your Estate

Special Needs Trust

Trustee’s Legal Companion



Renters' & Tenants' Rights

California Landlord’s Law Book: Evictions

California Tenants’ Rights

Every Tenant’s Legal Guide

Renters’ Rights



Small Claims

Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court

Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court in California

Legal Research

Neighbor Law



Traffic Tickets & Accident Claims

Beat your Ticket

Fight Your Ticket & Win in California

Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Nolo’s Guide to California Law

Represent Yourself in Court



U.S. Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Your U.S. Citizenship Guide: What you Need to Know to Pass Your U.S. Citizenship Test



Wills & Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California

Plan your Estate

Quick & Legal Will Book

Special Needs Trust



Lawyers at your Library


Free legal advice and referral up to 20 minutes. In Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo. Check branch calendars for dates and times.


Covered California Health Insurance Information & Registration


Covered California Health Insurance information & registration. Fairfield Civic Center Library, Sat, Nov 22 at 10 a.m.-3 p.m.




Meet Janet Tashjian: Fairfield Cordelia Library, Wed, Dec. 9, 7 PM. Writers Workshop, Vacaville Town Square Library, Wed, Dec. 10, 4 PM.


Teen Advisory Board


Tell us what you think! Teen Advisory Boards. Food, fun and volunteer credit. Check your branch calendar for dates and times.


Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov 27 & 28, Library Closed


Solano County Library branches will be closed Thurs, Nov 27 and Fri, Nov 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wed, Nov 26 all branches will be open 10am-5pm.


Homework Help


Homework help – in person or online. Volunteer tutors in branches after school (kindergarten to 6th grade), Live Homework Help connects students with professional tutors, 1-10 daily (4th grade to college intro).


ACT/SAT Practice Tests


Fairfield Cordelia Library SAT Practice test: Sat, Nov. 8: 12-4 p.m.


Inventor's Lab


Lawrence Hall of Science: hands-on science and engineering projects. Suisun City Library, Nov 20 at 3:30 p.m.


Geneaology Resources at your Library


Resources and workshops to help you research your family history .


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