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New Jersey Legal Resources

This research guide outlines the legal resources available at the NJ State Library. The focus is on NJ related materials, but we also have Federal legal resources.

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 offers extensive and confidential reference assistance on-site, by phone, or via email.

The Law Library offers:

  • Comprehensive coverage of New Jersey legal resources
  • Federal Resources 
  • Public Access (free) to the Lexis Plus and HeinOnline databases
  • Special Collections Include:
    • Superseded volumes of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA)
    • Superseded pages of the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC)
    • Digitized copies of the New Jersey Register from Volume 1 to Volume 27, number 12 inclusive.
    • Records and briefs from the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals
    • Legislative Histories for most New Jersey Legislation, many of which have been digitized and published online.  

The law librarians cannot  provide legal advice.  Reference assistance will not be provided in way that requires the law librarians to interpret any law and/or facts or select which law or form is correct based on any facts provided by the patron.


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

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