About the Library

Most of the collection is open to everyone, except for the books located on the east side of the Library. This area is open to Library Members, City legal departments and SLU Law faculty, staff and students.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Law Library Association of St. Louis to operate a Law Library in the Civil Courts Building to provide legal research materials, education, support services and facilities to the bench, bar, its members and the public. The Law Library provides support to other law libraries in the region by acting as a repository of legal materials not otherwise available or accessible. The Law Library strives to acquire, develop and maintain a collection of legal research materials and to offer educational services to meet the needs of our diverse patron community. 

Federal Materials

  • Statutes, Public Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Decisions of the Supreme Court and the Federal Courts

State Materials

  • Missouri and Illinois Statutes and Missouri Regulations
  • Regional Reports and Selected State Reports

Secondary Sources

  • Missouri Practice Treatises
  • Missouri and Illinois Digests
  • Form Books
  • Supplemented Treatises on a wide variety of legal subjects


Only Library Members, City legal departments, and SLU Law faculty, staff and students may check out books subject to staff approval.


Photocopy: .15/page (nonmembers) (free for members-see Membership page for details)  
Fax: .50/page and .50/cite (members)
1.00/page and .50/cite (nonmembers)

Conference Room Rental

Rates and Rooms Available as of 1/1/18:
Floor 12:  $150/day Members $40/hour Non-Members [PLEASE NOTE THE NEW RATE FOR RENTAL OF THIS SPACE.]
Floor 12M-North Suite:  $100/day per suite Members  $25/hour per suite Non-Members
Floor 12M-South Suite:  $100/day per suite Members $25/hour per suite Non-Members 
Floor 13M:  $30/day Members  $15/hour Non-Members 


CLE Programs

Library Members: Free
Nonmember Attorneys and Paralegals: $25
SLU Law students, faculty and staff: Free


Gail Wechsler, JD, MLS, Library Director
Michael Chlanda, Reference/Acquisitions
Monica Torian, Administrative Assistant/Acquisitions/Reference

Board of Directors

Robert H. Dierker, Jr., President
Patrick O. Boyle, Vice-President
Michael F. Stelzer, Treasurer
Elkin L. Kistner, Secretary
Francis X. Duda, Director
Thomas K. Neill, Director
Erika Cohn, Director