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LEGISLATIVE HALL LIBRARY


Delaware's Legislative Library

411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4308
FAX:(302) 739-7322

Email the librarian, Sara Zimmerman, with questions
(Please keep in mind that no legal advice or interpretation of the Code can be given)
Introduction to Delaware’s Legislative Library

Welcome to The Delaware General Assembly’s Legislative Library. The library is located on the ground floor of Legislative Hall and is non-partisan with the primary function of serving the Legislators and their staff. As time allows research assistance will be given to the general public and state agencies.

The library does have a small seating area and two public computers with internet access that are to be used for legislative research.

The regular hours are 8 to 4:30pm; during session the library stays open until the House and Senate have recessed.

Overview of Materials contained in the library
*items may not be checked out by the public*

As the purpose of the library is to provide reference materials to the legislators, the library collection will include any resource that may be of value to the legislators and their staff. This includes information for legal and legislative research along with general reference material.

Delaware Resources

  • Original Bills back to 1973
  • Session Laws from the 1770’s
  • Delaware Code (current, 1953, 1935, 1915, 1852)
  • Senate and House Journals from 1949
  • House and Joint Committee Minutes from the 146th GA
  • Rosters and State Manuals
  • Delaware Reporter
  • Previous Executive Orders from Castle through the current Governor
  • Vetoes from the 129th GA through the current GA
  • Attorney General’s Opinions
  • Advisories from the 132nd GA
  • Calendars from the 125th GA through the current GA
  • Most reports Created for and by the Delaware General Assembly
  • Books on the history of Delaware
  • Delaware Insurance Laws
  • Delaware Constitutional Debates, 1897
  • Folk on the General Delaware Corporation Law
Other available Resources

  • The Uniform Commercial Code Law Letter
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Atlantic Reporter
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Shepard’s DE citations
  • United State Code
  • West’s Law
  • Statutory Construction
  • Words and Phrases
  • Constitutions of the United States
  • Uniform Laws Annotated

List of periodicals

  • Delaware State News (kept for about a month)
  • The News Journal (kept for about a month)
  • Newsweek (kept for about 3 months)
  • Time (kept for about 3 months)
  • Delaware Today (kept for about 3 months)