Illinois Supreme Court Library
The Library of the Supreme Court of Illinois dates back to 1842. Since 1908, the library has been located in the Supreme Court Building in Springfield. The library primarily serves the Judicial branch of the State of Illinois, however the library is also made available to state, federal, and local governments, the bar, and the general public.
A private branch library, located in the Chicago loop, is maintained for the use of the Supreme Court in Chicago and the First District Appellate Court.
Law librarians are available to help library users locate information, identify relevant resources, and develop search strategy. Library staff are unable to give legal advice or interpret the law. Information provided by the law library should not be substituted for legal advice. We recommend you contact an attorney for advice specific to the facts of your situation.
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In person or by mail: Illinois Supreme Court Library, 200 E. Capitol Ave.,
By phone: (217) 782-2424
By fax: (217) 782-5287
The library contains well over 100,000 volumes consisting of federal and state primary authority, as well as secondary authority, including encyclopedias, treatises, loose-leaf services, case digests, ALR's and subscriptions to over 350 legal periodicals.
The catalog for the Springfield library treatise collection is available online and searchable at http://iscs.illshareit.com
The library has a collection of cd-rom titles including state and federal cases, digests, statutes, citators, and the Illinois Administrative Code. The cd-rom titles are updated on a regular basis and are available free of charge.
The library makes available a series of guides to assist library users in their research.
Current guides include:
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