About the Collection
The library has developed an extensive collection to serve the research needs of the judiciary, members of the bar and the general public. The Colorado Supreme Court Library contains about 80,000 volumes and approximately 12,000 titles. In scope and design, it is roughly equivalent to a small academic law library. The primary focus of the collection is to support the research needs of the appellate bench. Secondarily, the collection serves the needs of the state's trial bench, practicing bar and general public.
The library contains a complete set of historical Colorado statutes and regulations. In addition to an extensive collection of Colorado legal materials, the collection also includes all of the primary law from the federal and state governments. For the practitioner, the library contains a large treatise collection and other practice-oriented materials including form books, Colorado Continuing Legal Education materials and practice manuals. If the library does not contain a resource you need, please let us know so that we can assist in locating the closest available copy.
In addition to the print collection, the library subscribes to key electronic databases, including Lexis and HeinOnline, available via two public access terminals. Our Lexis subscription provides access to state and federal caselaw and statutes as well as Shepard's Citations Service and numerous treatises. HeinOnline is a wonderful tool for accessing journal articles. HeinOnline provides a photocopy-like reprint of journal articles in the Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format. HeinOnline also provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, United States Code and the Statutes at Large. Patrons are permitted to utilize the public access terminals for up to an hour per day for their online legal research.