Publications & Library


The Library is working toward providing all research materials digitally. Search in two places:

  • The online catalog has about 20,000 items in both print and digital format with both NCSC and traditional print items.
  • The eCollection contains over 8,500 items, mostly in PDF format. It is divided into 20 categories covering court administration; for best results search all eCollection categories at once.


The Library loans books and provides document delivery directly to members of the court community. Inter-library loan is available through your local library. Library staff can provide basic reference services for court personnel. Please email the library for any request.

Copyright permissions

To request copyright permission to use NCSC materials, email the library.  Resources loaned by the NCSC Library may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States of America (Title 17 U.S. Code) which governs reproduction and use of copyrighted material.

State Justice Institute

In 2011, the State Justice Institute (SJI) selected the NCSC Library as the official repository for SJI-funded reports. State Justice Institute materials can be accessed both via the catalog and eCollection .

Library policy

  • For best service when submitting a request, please supply the author and title of any book or report requested to borrow. For journal articles, supply the citation if possible (author, article and journal title, volume, and page numbers).
  • Loans are granted for 30 days and may be renewed for an additional 30 days. Items are emailed as a PDF whenever possible.
  • Borrowers assume all responsibility for items loaned to them.  The Library asks that borrowed items not to be loaned to others.
  • Renewals should be requested via email. Borrowers are responsible for all return shipping costs. Materials should be returned via UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Insure parcels for at least $100.00. The return mailing address is:

    National Center for State Courts Library
    300 Newport Ave.
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Contact the Library with any questions.

Need assistance?

Contact NCSC Librarian John Holtzclaw with questions.