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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 Law 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

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