State Law Library of Montana
The mission of the State Law Library is to provide access to legal information consistent with the research needs and concerns of Montana's courts, legislature, state officers and employees, members of the bar of the Supreme Court of Montana, and members of the general public. We strive to provide legal information at the time and in the format requested.
The library selects, acquires, and maintains resources consistent with this mission. We develop and promote a quality program of resource sharing and alternative access in order to serve the needs of local and distant users and to support the cooperative efforts of libraries in general. Our policies and procedures are developed to ensure the preservation and security of our physical collection, our equipment, and our digital information.
Find Montana Laws
The following is a collection of links to free sources of legal information on the Web. Not all laws are available for free online. The law library has many additional resources in print. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please Call or email us.
Constitutional and Statehood Resources
Constitution, Constitutional Convention Proceedings, Enabling Act, etc.
Legislative Branch Resources
Statutes, Bills, etc.
Executive Branch Resources
Administrative Rules, Attorney General Opinions, etc.
Judicial Branch/Court Resources
Supreme Court Opinions, Court Rules, etc.
Find a Book - Law Library Catalog
Find a CLE - The State Law Library has available to its users, on a reservation basis, a circulating audio and video collection. To borrow from this collection, first contact the library to confirm availability (call 444-3660 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Then fill out the reservation form and either fax (444-3603) or mail it to us (PO Box 203004, Helena, MT 59620-3004).
Lexis ebooks – In library use with remote access for state and local government employees. Remote access requires library card.
Find a Law by Topic - Forms, Statutes, Websites, Suggested Books
Legal Research Guides - Guide to Montana Research, Montana Legislative History Research, Montana Citizen's Guide to Court, Search Like a Pro PowerPoint Presentation, Legal Information for Montana
Find a Federal Law - The following is a collection of links to free sources of legal information on the Web. Not all laws are available for free online. The law library has many additional resources in print. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please Call or email us.
Indian law Portal - This Montana Indian Law website was originally proposed to Judy Meadows, State Law Librarian, by Denise Juneau, who at the time was director of the Office of Public Instruction’s Indian Education Division. Identifying and acquiring Montana’s tribal legal documents had always been a challenge for the State Law Library, and being offered funding to do this and mount the information on a website provided the resources and momentum needed.