NILL buildingThe National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) was founded in 1972 as a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. NILL serves the public by developing and making accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assisting people with their Indian law-related information needs.


Resources at NILL:

Stay Abreast of Current Events with Indian Law News Bulletins


NILL is not tax-supported and relies on generous people like you. By donating, you help ensure that the library continues to provide free resources, expand its collections, and pursue innovative digital initiatives. Your gift, no matter what size, shows your support for what we do.

Hours and Location

Please call for an appointment
(303) 447-8760
1522 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

Holiday closures:
MLK, Presidents',  Memorial, Independence, Labor, Veteran's, Thanksgiving (2 days), Christmas, New Year's

  • Including federal and state courts, legislation, regulations, news, and law reviews
  • Available on our blog, by RSS feed, or email.
  • Updated evey week or two.

Access Tribal Laws at the Tribal Law Gateway

  • More than 300 tribes participating.
  • More than 100 tribal codes available.
  • Search across the entire collection of laws.
  • Find tribal codes, court opinions, and other legal materials by tribe.

Use Online Research Guides and the Catalog of NILL's Unique Print Collection to Research Indian Law

  • Includes hard-to-find materials like older case materials filed from the 1970s through the early 1990s.
  • Search the collection of Indian Law Bulletins to find cases and news related to Indian Law.

Get Research Help by Email or Phone

If you need assistance with your Indian Law research, the staff at the National Indian Law Library are available to help. Research questions can be submitted through the online form (Ask NILL) or by phone.


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