The collections of the SCLL system include materials in print, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM, and electronic formats. The contents of the materials cover primary law for all federal and state jurisdictions, as well as practice materials for all major areas of law. The Library also subscribes to a variety of electronic resources available via public access computers and the internet.
The collections meet the standards of the American Association of Law Libraries for Appellate Court Libraries and State Law Libraries. These professional standards formally recognize that access to justice is a fundamental right of every citizen in the United States, and that access to meaningful legal information is an essential element of this right.
The Supreme Court Law Library is a selective depository for federal documents distributed through the U.S. Government Publishing Office, and a full depository for publications produced through the State Justice Institute grant program.