Legal Documents Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the Documents Division of the Law Library.

By Congressional designation, the Law Library became a selective depository for United States government documents in 1966. In 1970, the Law Library was selected as a complete depository for Illinois documents. The collection supports the mission of the Law Library and to a lesser extent, to supplement the resources of other library units who need access to federal and state documents. The Law Library has historically selected 2030% of the available federal documents. By arrangement with the courts, the Documents Division receives records and briefs from the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, we are a depository for case files from the Illinois Pollution Control Board. About 20,000 documents are added to the collection each year.

Version Date: April, 2005