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 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 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:  $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 (photos coming soon)
Floor 12M East Suite:   $100/day per suite Members  $25/hour per suite Non-Members (photos coming soon)   
Floor 13M:  $30/day Members  $15/hour Non-Members

CLE Programs

Library Members: Free
Nonmember Attorneys and Paralegals: $25 PLEASE NOTE: Charge will increase to $35 on 1/1/21
SLU Law students and faculty: Free


Gail Wechsler, JD, MLS, Library Director
Monica Torian, Administrative Assistant/Acquisitions/Reference
Tiffany Light, Library Assistant

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