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Law Library at New Jersey State Library

The Law Library reference desk is located in the reading room on Level 3 of the State Library.

The Law Library is the major public law library in New Jersey. It has a comprehensive collection of American legal materials, with special emphasis on federal and New Jersey materials. Out-of-state laws and cases, computer searches, and an extensive file of New Jersey legislative histories are available for the researcher.

Law librarians provide reference assistance in-person, by telephone, and by email to government agencies and state employees.

Law Library patrons are encouraged to self-educate on the law applicable to their particular facts and circumstances.  The law librarians staffing the reference desk are ready to direct patrons to law reference resources in the collection.  The law librarians cannot  provide legal advice.   Reference assistance cannot be provided in way that requires the law librarians to interpret any law and/or facts offered by a patron.

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Do you have a legal reference question?

The New Jersey State Library has an extensive law collection staffed with law librarians ready to assist you at the law reference desk on level 3.  They are available to help you with reference questions and get you started in your legal research.

The law library staff members can be reached at:

Phone: (609)278-2640 ext: 102
Email: reflaw@njstatelib.org

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