State Law Library

Providing Kentuckians with legal research and reference assistance for more than a century

The State Law Library of Kentucky has a long tradition of meeting the legal research and reference needs of Kentucky judges, state legislators, public officials and citizens. The library offers access to electronic legal services and also houses an extensive collection of print materials and historical documents. The library is located on the second floor of the state Capitol in Frankfort.

Electronic Resources

The library offers two electronic resources, the HeinOnline Law Journal Library and Westlaw Patron Access, for on-site use by the public. 

Reference & Research Assistance 

Library staff are available to answer reference questions and provide in-depth research assistance. They make every effort to respond quickly to requests from the judicial and legal communities and the public.

Print Resources

The library houses an extensive collection of legal materials and historical documents that can be used for legal and historical research.

There is a complete Kentucky primary legal collection, which includes Kentucky Acts, House and Senate Journals, statutes, Kentucky Decisions, the Kentucky Digest, Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Kentucky legal texts and treatises, and Kentucky Attorney General opinions.

The collection also includes superseded Kentucky legal materials such as the Kentucky Statutes from 1801, Kentucky Acts from 1801, Kentucky Codes of Practice from 1850 and prior editions of secondary legal materials.

The library houses rare books including biographies of famous Kentuckians, Kentucky histories, prior editions of Kentucky directories and the Debates of the 1890 Kentucky Constitutional Convention.

Kentucky State Law Library

State Law Library of Kentucky
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 200
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Hours of Operation
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Monday - Friday
Closed state government holidays