Books in the Idaho State Law Library at the University of Idaho College of Law boise.

State Law Library

Students enjoy the benefit of having immediate access to the resources of the Idaho State Law Library, the very same library relied upon by the many practitioners in the Treasure Valley. This collection is “practice ready” in that it maintains the types of materials typically needed by practicing attorneys. The library collection consists of approximately 30,000 volumes, including primary and secondary resources for federal and state law, in addition to current and historical Idaho legal materials. Significant portions of the collection support the curricular emphasis, with authoritative treatises covering:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Federal tax law
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Economic development
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment law
  • Planning and zoning
  • Securities regulation

Student study aids are also available for all classes taught as part of the Boise curriculum. Material not available in the state law library collection can be easily borrowed from the University of Idaho College of Law Library in Moscow or through Inter-Library Loan.

The Law Library is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm. Boise law students have 24-hour access to the law library collection using their UI Vandal cards.

If you have questions or need research assistance please contact Associate Law Librarian Michael Greenlee at

wireless network avaliableWireless service is provided throughout the law library. Students can enjoy a comfortable environment to engage in research, study, and intellectual engagement – with wonderful views of the Boise foothills!

Digital Database Access

  • major legal databases
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • CCH reporters
  • Journals
  • Treatises
  • Congressional Material
  • Hein Online
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
  • Westlaw Next (public access)
  • PACER Service