Rhode Island Office of Attorney General Library

Information on library policies and selected titles.


Hours of Operation 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contact ag@riag.ri.gov for additional information.

We do not offer library services to the public. Materials which can be requested include books, journals, magazines and DVDs.

  • We can obtain for our staff items which our library does not have access to by placing in-state and out of state library requests.  To do so, please contact the librarian
  • Our library is a member of the LORI (Library of Rhode Island) network and adhere to their interlibrary loan policies. LORI Standards.
  • We are also part of the national Attorney General Librarian Initiative, which functions as an interlibrary loan and information sharing network among state AG offices.
  • We have the discretion of deciding in individual instances whether a specific item can be provided.

Our holdings are included with the RI State Law library catalog.  The State Law library can contact us if someone requests an item that our library owns that was located in their catalog.

Selected titles from our library collection:

  • American Constitution Law/ Lawrence Tribe, 3rd edition, 2000 KF 4550 .T785   
  • Constitution and Criminal Procedure: first principles/Amar, Ankil Reed, Yale University Press,1997
  • RI State Law Library call #KF 9619 .A72196 1997
  • State Constitutional Criminal Law/Barry Latzer (ceased publication in 2000) KF9620 .L37
  • Treatise on Constitutional Law, substance and procedure/ Ronald D. Rotunda and John E. Nowak, 3d edition with 2005 pocket parts  KF 4550 .R63 1999
  • Education in the 50 States: a deskbook of the history of state constitutions and laws about education/Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, [publisher;] Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia,2008
  • Criminal Law Practice in Rhode Island/ Pamela E. Chin, Thomas A. Dickinson, Christopher S. Gontarz, Jason P. Knight, Stacey A. Pires-Veroni-our copy is currently missing REF KFR 575.C751[State Law Library]
  • Criminal Procedure, 4th edition /Wayne R. LaFave, Jerold H. Israel, Nancy J, King and Orin S. Kerr Thomson-Reuters, 2015.  7 volumes. Location: Appellate Unit  KF 9619. L34
  • Substantive Criminal Law, 3rd edition /Wayne R. LaFave, Thomson-Reuters, 2018  KF 9219 .L386 2003
  • Practical Guide to Superior Court Practice in Rhode Island/editors, Hon. Patricia A. Hurst, Marc DeSisto, authors, Melody A. Alger and 30 others., 1st edition, 2015, 1st supplement, 2018 Massachusetts Continuing Legal edition series. Location: 150 South Main St, Appellate Unit REF KFR529.5.L3 S4 2015
  • Grand Jury Law and Practice, 2d edition/ Sara Sun Beal and others, volumes 1 and 2 KF 9642 .G73 1997
  • Search and Seizure: a treatise on the Fourth amendment /Wayne R. LaFave 6th edition, Thomson-Reuters 2020 KF 9630 .L26 2004
  • Pattern criminal jury instructions/Rhode Island Department of Attorney General: Department of Attorney General 2000-2000 REF KFR 543 .A 2000
  • The Anticorruption Manual: a guide for state prosecutors/Amie N. Ely, Marissa G. Walker; National Association of Attorneys General, 2021. Location: Public Integrity Unit. ISBN 19781946357038
  • From Crash to Courtroom: collision reconstruction for lawyers and law enforcement KF8925.T7 K93 2005  Location: Appellate Unit
  • State postconviction remedies and relief handbook with forms, 4 volumes 2011-2012 edition/Donald E. Wilkes;  Location: Appellate Unit
  • Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts and Civic participation /Michael A. Rebell, University of Chicago Press, 2018   ISBN: 9780226549811
  • Selected Environmental Law Statutes: 2019-20 educational edition [Thomson-Reuters] Location: Civil,  Environmental Unit KF3775.A29 U572 (RWU call number)
  • McCormick on Evidence 7th edition practitioner series/John William Strong, general editor  KF 8935 .M29 1999
  • Misleading DNA Evidence: reasons for miscarriage of justice/ Peter Gill; Elsevier 2014 ISBN: 978-0-12-417214-2   Location: Appellate Unit.
  • Coping with psychiatric and psychological testimony, 4th edition/ Jay Ziskin, David Faust KF 8965 .Z58 1988  Location: 15o South Main St. storage room
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-4  REF RC 455.2.C4 D54 1994
  • Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules, Thomson Reuters 2020- 5 copies in Civil Division
  • Federal Habeas Manual: a guide to habeas corpus litigation KF9011 .F427
  • Federal Jurisdiction/Erwin Chemerinsky 5th edition, Aspen Publishers, 2007 REF KF8858 .C48 2007  
  • Federal Practice and Procedure/ Charles Alan Wright and others 3d edition KF8840 .W68 1982
  • Handbook of Federal Evidence, 9th edition/ Michael H. Graham KF8935 .G68 2006  
  • United States Code Annotated (USCA) Titles 1-54 and Tables, updated through 2021 pocket parts. Set is located on 3rd floor of 180 South Main St.  UNITED STATES
  • Legal Issues related to elder abuse: a pocket guide for law enforcement/Lori A. Stiegel, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging 2014
  • Health Affairs (periodical)  https://www.healthaffairs.org/
  • Overcharged: why Americans pay too much for health care/Charles Silver and David A. Hyman, Cato Institute, 2018   ISBN 9781944424763 (paperback)
  • Health Care Transitions Manual: understanding the consequences of the health care deal/Kim Harvey Looney and 2 others, editors, American Health Lawyers Association, 2020, First edition.
  • Rhode Island Appellate Practice: rules and statutes affecting appellate practice with commentary/Joseph W.  Weisberger  REF KFR 555 .W45 1985-1989  Location: Storage
  • Rhode Island Latinos: a scan of issues affecting the Latino population of Rhode Island/Miren Uriarte-Gaston;  Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy; Rhode Island Foundation, 2002 location: storage room
  • Rhode Island Civil and Appellate Practice with commentaries/by Robert B. Kent and others, 2020-21 edition. Location: Appellate Unit 3rd floor RI Civil & Appellate Procedure
  • Rhode Island Criminal Procedure/John A. MacFadyen and Barbara Hurst REF KFR 575 .M32X 1988
  • Rhode Island Court Rules Annotated (1987-) multiple copies in our various offices.
  • Rhode Island General Laws [General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956: completely annotated] updated through 2020 pocket parts and revised volumes
  • Public Laws of Rhode Island (1915-2020) Location: Appellate storage
  • Rhode Island Lawyer’s Weekly (Civil and Executive have current subscriptions.) 
  • Liberty and Justice: a history of law and lawyers in Rhode Island 1636-1998 /Patrick T. Conley RI LOAN KF 354 .R46 C66 1998
  • State Attorney General powers and responsibilities / edited by Lynne M. Ross Bureau of National Affairs, 1990  KF 5107.Z95 S73 1990  Location:  Criminal Storage  (Library has the 1990 edition; more recent versions may be in other office locations.