Effective June 15, 2020, all Alaska State Court Law Libraries are operating on a limited schedule. Details.
Alaska Legal Resources
Other Legal Resources
To contact the law library please email us or call the Anchorage Reference desk at 907-264-0585, or dial toll free: 888-282-2082 (in Alaska, but outside the Municipality of Anchorage).
The Alaska State Court Law Library serves the legal information needs of Alaskans by selecting, organizing and facilitating access to legal research resources and court system information. The main library collection and statewide administration is at the Anchorage law library, but library services are available to people throughout the state.
There are sixteen branch libraries in the Alaska State Court Law Library system. The law libraries in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau branches are staffed. All other branches are unstaffed or limited to computer access only.
The Alaska State Court Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program
Anchorage Law Library
The main library collection is located at the Anchorage Law Library and is open to the public Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Fairbanks & Juneau Law Libraries
Additional staffed library branches are located in Fairbanks and Juneau. Both the Fairbanks and Juneau Law Libraries are open to the public Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Unstaffed & Computer Access Only Branches
The unstaffed and computer access only branches are open to the public. Hours may vary by location.
The library's collection includes:
- current and superseded Alaska laws (AS), regulations (AAC), and court rules
- Alaska appellate decisions published in the Pacific Reporter
- pre-statehood decisions of Alaska's territorial courts
- decisions from several Alaska state agencies
- Alaska Supreme Court briefs (1960-current)
- Alaska Court of Appeals briefs (1980-current)
- other state statutes & appellate decisions
- federal statutes (U.S. Code) & regulations (CFR)
- reported federal decisions
- federal legislative history materials
- law reviews & journals collection
- legal encyclopedias
- looseleaf services
- treatises on a wide range of topics
Alaska legislative history materials and additional print resources are available at the Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau Law Libraries. The Anchorage Law Library contains the largest print collection and the government depository collection. For access to materials not available at the branch locations, contact library staff in Anchorage.
The Alaska State Court Law Library serves the legal research needs of all Alaskans. Professional law librarians at the Anchorage administrative headquarters select, manage and organize materials in branch libraries statewide.
Anchorage Law Library 907-264-0585
- Susan Falk - State Law Librarian
- Ashley Stewart - Public Services Librarian
- Nancy Tileston - Technical Services Librarian
- Stacy Koster - Reference and Looseleaf Filing
- Susan Padgett - Continuations/Government Documents Processing / Serials Checkin and Processing
- Therese Veker - Reference and Looseleaf Filing
Fairbanks Law Library 907-452-9241
- Tamara Borgen
Juneau Law Library 907-463-4761
- Kathryn Portelli
The Alaska State Court Law Library is staffed by professional librarians and paraprofessional library assistants. Library staff can provide you with help using the library’s public computers, copiers, or catalog. We can also provide general research assistance, help you locate a specific document, or assist you with legislative history research.
Note: Library staff cannot give legal advice, interpret the law for you, tell you how to proceed in a court action or do legal research for you. Please see our "How Can Law Library Staff Help You?" section below and our legal research and advice policy and for more information.
- Email us
- Call the Anchorage Reference desk at 907-264-0585, or dial toll free: 888-282-2082 (in Alaska, but outside the Municipality of Anchorage)
- Email, fax, or mail a Request for Information form
How can library staff help you?
Library staff can:
- Explain how to use legal research tools
- Help you locate a particular statute or case when you have a specific reference or citation
- Direct you to sources of law, including statutes and cases
- Direct you to books containing forms and court rules
- Recommend sources to begin your research
- Direct you to materials for your school assignment
- Refer you to agencies
Library staff cannot:
- Give legal advice
- Interpret the meaning of statutes, cases or regulations
- Select statutes, cases or regulations for your situation
- Choose specific forms or language to use in forms
- Tell you how to file a document, what document to file, or how to proceed with court actions
- State opinions on legal matters
- Do legal research for you