Supreme Court Library
Located on the second floor of the Supreme Court Building, the two-story high Supreme Court Library is a select government depository that offers reference services for members of the bench and the general assembly, and is open for use by lawyers and the public during regular business hours.
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Gail Miller, Director of Library and Public Services
Supreme Court Library
207 West High Street, Second Floor
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Phone: (573) 751-2636
Fax: (573) 751-2573
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Copying charges: 10 cents/page for photocopies, 50 cents/page for faxes
The Supreme Court Library contains more than 110,000 volumes, including decisions of state and federal courts as well as state and federal administrative agencies; Missouri Approved Jury Instructions; state and federal statutes; legal periodicals and treatises. We welcome you to search for resources using the library's online catalog of holdings.
Services for the Public
The Supreme Court Library staff is available to assist the public in locating documents from specific citations to law-related materials. Neither the Library staff – nor any member of the Supreme Court staff – is authorized to perform legal research in response to legal questions from the public. The Library staff also cannot explain what a particular court opinion or statute means or how it might impact a particular case or situation, advise whether a party's conduct or actions violate the law, advise if or how to file pleadings in courts, or intervene with a judge or court on any party's behalf.
As of the spring of 2011, the Supreme Court Library offers for its patrons public computer terminals with free basic access to Westlaw, a commercial legal research tool. Available information includes Missouri resources (case law, statutes, administrative rules, court rules, the Missouri Practice series and law reviews) as well as administrative and legislative materials for all states; federal case law; the Code of Federal Regulations and The Federal Register; federal rules and orders; analytical sources such as American Jurisprudence, American Law Reports and restatements of the law; federal practice and procedure materials; and all major law reviews and journals. Access is available in the library only, not from remote locations, and the library reserves the right to implement time limits for access to the public terminals and Westlaw to accommodate public demand for the services. More information is available in the library's computer use policy.
View a partial listing of additional legal resources available on the web; these sites are not published by or specifically endorsed by the Supreme Court of Missouri and are listed solely as a convenience.