Alaska State Court Law Library
Service to the judiciary, the legal community, and the public Toll Free Help Desk 1-888-282-2082
Email [email protected] Web Site
What is the Alaska State Court Law Library?
There are 17 law libraries located in state courthouses across Alaska. Just like local public libraries, we are open to everyone. While not all libraries have staff on site, we provide reference service by email and phone.
What can you find at the law library?
50 State laws and cases accessible by books or computer Federal laws and cases accessible by books or computer Electronic databases for legal research at no charge Books and CD-ROMs on a wide variety of legal topics Law reviews Web site with links to legal research sites Photocopying and interlibrary loan services Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan have the largest collections of print materials. All libraries have computers with access to Westlaw, and other internet based legal resources.
Contact the Help Desk at 1-888-282-2082
if you need assistance or to request copies of specific items not available in your local law library.
The Alaska State Court Law Library supports the law-related information needs of the judiciary, the legal community, and the public. Our mission is to provide accessible and comprehensive legal information resources and services for all Alaskans.
Published by The Alaska Court System
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How can library staff help?
Library staff members are available to assist you in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan. You may also call 1-888-282-2082 for assistance. Library staff can Explain how to use legal research tools Help you locate a particular statute or case when you have a reference or citation Direct you to sources of law, including statutes and cases Direct you to forms Recommend resources to begin your research Refer you to agencies Library staff cannot Give legal advice Interpret the meaning of statutes, cases or regulations Select statutes, cases, forms, or regulations for your situation 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
Alaska Legal Information Web Sites
Law Library website www.state.ak.us/courts/library.htm Alaska Court System www.state.ak.us/courts/home.htm Family Law Self-Help Center www.state.ak.us/courts/selfhelp.htm Alaska Statutes www.legis.state.ak.us/folhome.htm Alaska Rules of Court www.state.ak.us/courts/rules.htm Court Forms, Instructions and Publications www.state.ak.us/courts/forms.htm Alaska Administrative Code www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll.aac Alaska Case Law Service (1960 present) www.government.westlaw.com/akcases/ Vehicle and Traffic Offense Booklets www.state.ak.us/courts/aklegal.htm#traffic The State of Alaska www.state.ak.us Alaska Legislature w3.legis.state.ak.us/home.htm Alaska Municipal and Borough Codes www.state.ak.us/courts/aklegal.htm#muni
Anchorage Law Library (907) 264-0585 303 K Street 888-282-2082 Anchorage, AK 99501 Hours: Sunday Noon 5:00 pm Mon. Thu. 8:00 am 6:00 pm Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm Fairbanks Law Library (907) 452-9241 101 Lacey Street Fairbanks, AK 99701 Hours: Mon. Fri. 9:00 am 4:00 pm Juneau Law Library (907) 463-4761 Dimond Courthouse, Room 410 4th and Main Juneau, AK 99811-4100 Hours: Mon. Fri. 8:00 am 4:30 pm Ketchikan Law Library (907) 225-0500 415 Main Street, Room 400 Ketchikan, AK 99811-6399 Hours: Mon. Fri. 1:30 pm 4:30 pm
Hours: Monday Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm
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For more information about this publication, please call the Alaska Court System Administrative Office at (907) 264-8240 820 West Fourth Avenue Anchorage, Alaska 99501