Research & Legislation - Legislative Reference Library
The mission of the Legislative Reference Library is to meet the informational needs of legislators and staff by making library materials readily available, to serve as an access point for requested information, and to function as a depository for legislative documents.
The Legislative Reference Library, established according to Section 67-429(3), Idaho Code, to serve the informational needs of legislators and legislative staff, maintains comprehensive resources to assist with research. State documents maintained in the library include Attorney General Opinions, Executive Budgets, and Executive Orders. Legal materials available are:
The library maintains and keeps current a collection of legislative materials that includes the following documents:
Legislative History Assistance
The Legislative Librarian provides guidance to the public in researching the legislative history of a statute, both through books maintained in the library and, for recent legislation, through the Legislature's web site.
The librarian has access to a number of online proprietary databases, as well as the Internet, and is experienced in searching databases in response to information requests. The wealth of information available on the Internet includes information such as legislation in other states, federal laws and regulations, bills pending in Congress, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. In addition to the Internet, the librarian has access to proprietary databases such as:
The legislative librarian is experienced and trained to solve informational problems, and to facilitate access to the sources that will best supply requested data. Information is never shared about users of the library's materials or services.
The library is located on the first floor of the Capitol building and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact: