Publications & Library


The National Center for State Court's Library is a user-centered special library that

  • Welcomes ICM fellow students annually.
  • Welcomes international visitors.
  • Provides reference assistance to NCSC staff, the court community and academics interested in judicial administration.

With rich collections, the library:

  • Is home to a specialized judicial administration collection, particularly from the state court perspective.
  • Provides online access to NCSC published materials (ie., reports, videos, guides, etc.) in the eCollection.
  • Supports the work of the NCSC with a collection that is strong in social science disciplines, especially law, political science and sociology.  Other specialized areas of focus are elder justice, restorative justice and juvenile justice.
  • Offers a physical collection that contains timely resources beyond NCSC produced publications.

Collaborations and partnerships include:

  • State Justice Institute-funded projects;
  • Quarterly brown bag events where a guest speaker is invited to present on a topical issue, often open to guests; and
  • William & Mary Law School.

Our mission:

The NCSC Library supports the operations of the National Center for State Courts by providing access to information and services that meet the information needs of its library users, both internal and external.

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To request use of any NCSC materials, please contact the librarian.


The eCollection provides access to NCSC research reports, KIS Trends products, court- and justice-related association resources and other Center publications.


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Trends in State Courts

Trends is an annual publication highlighting innovative practices in critical court areas, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs and informing and supporting policy decisions.


Our e-newsletters target a broad range of fast-evolving issues in state courts:

  • Budget and funding strategies during economic downturns;
  • Legislative trends;
  • New technology;
  • Developments in elder and child protection;
  • Jury management best practices;
  • Judicial salaries;
  • NCSC course offerings; and
  • More.

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More NCSC information & resources

Court Review is a journal of the American Judges Association is distributed quarterly to judges of all levels of courts in the U.S., its territories, Canada and Mexico. Get the journal. Ad rates.

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Need assistance?

Contact NCSC Librarian John Holtzclaw with questions.