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North Dakota Supreme Court Law Library

Law Library Open for In-Person Visits by Appointment

Call or email the Law Library to arrange an appointment time.  Appointments are limited to one person in the Law Library lobby for one hour.  This may be extended to two hours, if no one is waiting.  If you’ll be using a public access computer, please review Public Access Computer Use.

The Law Library is again lending print resources to attorneys who are licensed to practice in North Dakota.  Search the ODIN Electronic Catalog to see if the resource is part of our print collection.  Contact the Law Library to arrange to borrow the print title(s).

Law Library staff continue to provide assitance with your legal research needs by email and phone.

To request legal research assistance, to make an in-person appointment, or to borrow from our print collection, call (701) 328-4496 or (701) 328-4248, or email

Law Library Mission Statement

The Primary purpose of the law library is to support the legal information needs of the North Dakota Supreme Court and the judicial system. The secondary purpose is to support the legislature and administrative agencies of the state. The library's resources are also available to the members of the North Dakota bar and the public. The availability to others is limited to the extent it does not compromise the library's primary purpose.

Overview of Law Library

The Supreme Court Law Library is located at 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Judicial Wing Second Floor, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0530. Law Library hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The library provides general reference, legislative research, and interlibrary loan services in addition to lending materials to the Unified Court System.

The library is open to the public; however, library holdings cannot be checked out by the public.

Search the Law Library Collection

ODIN is a shared library database of many North Dakota academic, public, state agency, and special libraries.  The Supreme Court Law Library’s collection is searchable in ODIN.

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Law Library Personnel

Paula Amelsberg
Assistant Law Librarian
Phone: 701-328-4496

Kathy Krause
North Dakota Legal Self-Help Center Paralegal
Website: Legal Self-Help Center
Phone: 701-328-1852

Catie Palsgraaf
North Dakota Legal Self-Help Center Director
Website: Legal Self-Help Center
Phone: 701-328-1852