The State of Oregon Law Library is the primary legal information resource for state government and offers access to the law for all Oregonians.
The State of Oregon Law Library traces its history to the Territorial Act of 1848, which established the Oregon Territorial Government and provided for a library "to be kept at the seat of government for the use of the governor, legislative assembly, judges of the Supreme Court, secretary, marshal, and attorneys of said territory, and such other persons...as shall be prescribed by law."
The library collection includes primary legal material, historical and current, from all U.S. jurisdictions. Statutes and case law from all 50 states and the federal government are available. The collection is especially rich in historical Oregon resources. The Law Library maintains current secondary material in virtually all areas of law and houses a large collection of legal periodicals.