The Law Collection is an integral part of the Interior Library. It consists of United States Reports; Federal and regional reporters, selected state, territorial, and tribal codes; legal treatises; Interior legal and administrative material; legislative history materials; and legal periodicals. Particular emphasis is placed on material pertaining to the environment, Native Americans, and administrative law. These legal research tools are available in print, microform and CD-ROM.
Reference librarians, including a Law Librarian, are available to assist with legal research and to explain library policies.
Each week the Library staff prepares a list of Federal Register items of interest to the Department of the Interior. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815.
U.S. Department of the Interior employees may use eighteen database services to discover and obtain Congressional, Executive, and Judicial documents, as well as articles from law reviews, journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. Many of these services include coverage of law.
Please contact a Librarian about access to Lexis or Westlaw.
Employees who are teleworking may access these databases through the Department's VPN.
The Library's A-to-Z List of Electronic Books and Periodicals now includes many open-access titles, including law reviews, government documents, and others that are not otherwise easily found.
All Library computers have access to the Internet. Consult our lists of selected Internet resources, which describe websites on subjects of interest to the Department of the Interior, including law.
Updated October 2021