The Idaho State Law Library serves inmates in Idaho prisons and other correctional institutions, as well as Idaho inmates out-of-state. ISLL may provide services to other out-of-state inmates if time permits.

Fee-based document delivery. No materials loaned. No reference work done. Correct citations required.

Cost for Services*

$0.15 per page

$5.00 fee for copy card service

Postage and handling based on number of pages, $1.00 minimum.

Check or money order payable to “University of Idaho” or “U of I”

*Prepayment required for all services

American Association of Law Libraries Serving Prisoners

Law Libraries Serving Prisoners is intended as a referral source for librarians and prisoners seeking access to legal materials. Search the database for law libraries by name or location (city, state, or county). Pay special attention to what services are provided to prisoners, what costs are associated, and any special requirements of the selected law library. A web form is provided for adding new libraries to the database or updating information. Click here to learn more.

The primary mission of the Idaho State Law Library is to assist the Idaho Supreme Court in carrying out its responsibility for the administration of justice in the state and to help increase the public's access to and understanding of the court system. This mission is accomplished by acquiring and maintaining appropriate legal resources; promulgating policies and rules for the use of these materials; and regularly reviewing the programs, policies and services of the library to ensure that they meet the current and future needs of the Court and other library patrons.

501 W. Front Street
Boise ID 83702-7232

(208) 364-4555

Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed Weekends and Legal Holidays


The Law Library operates under the joint management of the Idaho Supreme Court and the University of Idaho College of Law.

As a result of this collaboration, library patrons have access to a greatly enhanced collection of print and electronic research tools.

Come and research with us today!