Welcome to the Judicial Law Libraries
of the State of Delaware Serving the Delaware Judiciary Since 1911.
AGENCY STATUTORY AUTHORITY
The law library in each county is
maintained for the use of the
Judges of the courts shall be
under the control and supervision
respectively of the judges of the
Court of Chancery and of
Superior court residing in the
county… 10 Del. C. sec. 1941
The State of Delaware law libraries dates back to the early 1900’s and have been under the supervision of the resident Superior Court and Chancery Court judges of each county as outlined in 10 Del. C. sec. 1941.
The State of Delaware has three law libraries that are located by county: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.
The primary purpose of the law library is to provide comprehensive and responsive legal research and information assistance to the Delaware Judiciary by providing the optimum balance of current technology, legal tools, and information training .The law libraries also lend assistance to surrounding state agencies and members of the legal community. Additionally, the libraries provide support to the general public, legal scholars, and those representing themselves in the Delaware Court system.
Each library’s visitor and/or usage policies differ by county. Please contact the specific county law library or visit its individual webpage for further assistance.