About the Library

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Most of the collection and library space is open to everyone, except for the Buder Lounge located on the east side of the Library. This area is open to Library Members, City legal departments and SLU Law faculty 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

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


Photocopy/Scan: .15/page (nonmembers) (free for members-see Membership page for details)  


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Conference Room Rental

Rates and Rooms Available 
Floor 12:  $100/day Members $40/hour Non-Members
Floor 12M-Northeast Suite:  $100/day per suite Members  $25/hour per suite Non-Members
Floor 12M-Southeast Suite:  $100/day per suite Members $25/hour per suite Non-Members
Floor 12M West Suite:  $100/day per suite Members  $25/hour per suite Non-Members 
Floor 12M East 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: $40 (except where noted) 
SLU Law students and faculty: Free
CLE Programs remain primarily virtual for the foreseeable future


Gail Wechsler, JD, MLS, Library Director
Monica Torian, Administrative Assistant/Acquisitions/Reference
Sherry Taylor, JDMLS, Reference Librarian

Board of Directors

Judge Robert H. Dierker, Jr., President
Patrick O. Boyle, Vice-President
Judge Katherine Fowler, Treasurer
Elkin L. Kistner, Secretary
Alexandra Johnson, Director
Thomas K. Neill, Director
Matthew E. Braun, Director
Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway, Director

A copy of the Law Library's most recent Annual Report is available below. 

For a copy of the most recent IRS Form 990 for the Law Library Association, email gwechsler@llastl.org

Attachment Size
Annual Report 2023.pdf606.23 KB 606.23 KB
LLA Case for Support12.24 MB 12.24 MB