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Santa Barbara Community Resources

Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder, & Assessor - Local elections information and links.

Santa Barbara Tax Office -1332 Anacapa St. 93101

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (United Way) - A free tax preparation service for individuals and families in Santa Barbara County. Criteria and the locations and schedule can be found hereHaga clic aquí para ver el horario

Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County Superior Court – 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-568-3303

McMahon Law Library – Santa Barbara County Law Library, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-568-2296

Lawyer Referral Service of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association – 123 W. Padre St. Suite E, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. 805-569-9400

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County – 301 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. 805-963-6754

Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic – 1215 De La Vina St. Suite I, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-962-3344

 

Government Information 

American FactFinder - Population, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

California County, Legislative District, and Region Data Profiles - Quick facts on the state of local economies, with information on unemployment, labor force participation, industrial categories, and basic demographics. From the California Center for Jobs & the Economy.

California Legislative Information - A directory to State bills and codes in California.

California State Geoportal - A visualization portal to location-based data in California.  

CIA World Factbook - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Data.gov - Data, tools, and resources with open data from the United States government to conduct research, develop web and mobile application, design data visualizations, and more. 

DMV Permit Practice Tests - Free permit practice tests written by experts, and online copies of official state study guides.

Social Security Express - Quick access to services from the Social Security Administration, like applying for a replacement social security or Medicare card, applying for retirement benefits, and more. 

State & Local Government on the Net - Official state, county, and city government websites.

THOMAS - Federal legislative information from the Library of Congress.

United Nations Research Guides - U.N. documents and publications organized by subject from the Dag Hammarskjöld library.

USA.gov - Official information and services from the U.S. government.

 

Tax Forms and Information

The Library does not have printed copies of federal or state income tax forms and information, nor does Library staff provide tax preparation advice. Forms, instructions, and information can be obtained from sources listed below.

AARP Tax Assistance: Assistance in preparing basic tax forms from February 1 – April 15 annually.

California State Tax Forms

IRS Tax Forms

IRS Routine Form Requests - How to request forms, returns, and court opinions. 

State Tax Forms - Links to forms for all 50 states.

 

Reference eBooks

(accessible from home with your library card number)

American Law Yearbook – Information on legal topics, prominent legal figures, and government appointees. Also includes a glossary of legal terms.

 

Reference Book Collection

Blumberg’s California Family Code – R 346.79401

 

Circulating Book Collection

Immigration Law – 342.7
Landlord and Tenant Law – 346.7
Family and Divorce Law – 346.7
Estate Planning – 346.7305

 

Internet Resources

California Courts Self-Help Center

Law Help California  

California Codes

California Code of Regulations

FindLaw – Legal information and lawyer directories.

Judicial Council Forms – The Judicial Council of California has created many forms to standardize the preparation of court documents.

Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians – A publication of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries’ Public Access to Legal Information Committee.

Martindale – Locate lawyers and law firms worldwide.

Public Library of Law – One of the largest free law libraries in the world.

 

Santa Barbara Community Resources

Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County Superior Court – 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-568-3303

McMahon Law Library – Santa Barbara County Law Library, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-568-2296

Lawyer Referral Service of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association – 123 W. Padre St. Suite E, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. 805-569-9400

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County – 301 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. 805-963-6754

Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic – 1215 De La Vina St. Suite I, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-962-3344

 

California State Law and Legislation Resources

Witkin State Law Library – 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 916-323-9839

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