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About Law & Legislative Reference Services

We maintain and provide access to a comprehensive collection of legal publications. This includes material on state and federal statutes and regulations, court decisions, and a wide variety of modern and historical legal periodicals and treatises. The Law & Legislation unit is also home to the official transcripts, legislative bill files, and legislative histories of the Connecticut General Assembly. Our reference staff assists members of the public, students, state employees, attorneys, and others in their legal and legislative research. We provide reference services in-person, over the phone, and via chat or email. 

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Law & Legislative Reference Services


Selected Electronic Resources in Law

Connecticut Resources

See below for a full list of Law & Legislative research guides. 

Connecticut Courts

Connecticut Caselaw

The Connecticut State Library holds a print copy of all published Supreme, Appellate and Superior Court decisions.

Our patrons also have access to Westlaw and Fastcase to conduct caselaw research. 

See below for a full list of Law & Legislative research guides. 

See below for a full list of Law & Legislative research guides. 

Law & Legislative Research Guides

Self-Help & Free Legal Help

The Division of Library Development provides services to Connecticut public libraries. They have compiled legal information to assist public librarians with patron questions. However, this information can be helpful to any self-represented party or legal researcher. 

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