Law Collection

The Law Collection is an integral part of the 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 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.

 Selected Legal Titles and Their Locations in the Library

Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior

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, e-mail at, or in person or by mail at 1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151, Washington, DC 20240.

 Weekly Federal Register Notices

Legal Electronic Databases

U.S. Department of the Interior employees may use twelve 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 --


Internet Access

All Library computers have access to the Internet. Consult our lists of selected Internet resources, which describe web sites on subjects of interest to the Department of the Interior, including law.