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About the State Law Library

The Washington State Law Library is located in the historic Temple of Justice, which is also the home of the Washington State Supreme Court on the State Capitol Campus. The library is open to government employees, WSBA members and the general public 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Library resources and services include:

  • Reference assistance and research help in person and through email, phone and chat
  • Books circulate to public employees and WSBA members
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Document Delivery service
  • 300,000+ print volumes
  • Extensive treatise collection
  • Historical state statutes and legislative history research materials
  • Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals briefs
  • Free access to online research databases:
    • Westlaw - state and federal cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, legal encyclopedias, Washington Practice series, Restatements of the Law, KeyCite citation service
    • HeinOnline - 1600+ full-text law reviews, ABA journals, current and historic state session laws, CFRFederal Register, US Code, plus American Indian and Canadian collections
    • CaseMaker Libra - deskbooks and CLE materials from Washington State Bar Association
    • CCH Labor & Employment Library - national and state-specific labor laws, labor arbitration, discrimination, collective bargaining, noncompetition agreements, etc.
    • Gale Legal Forms - wide range of formatted legal forms ready to customize and download
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Group and personal tours

 

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Temple of Justice, home of the Washington State Supreme Court and State Law Library

Main Reading Room of the State Law Library

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