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Delaware Code Annotated

Delaware statutes are officially codified in the Delaware Code Annotated (KFD30 1974 .A24). The Code is kept up to date by pocket parts (every two years), advance annotation pamphlets, supplementary pamphlets and revised volumes. Copies of the Code are available in the Treatise section of the library and on Reserve. It is also available on Lexis. Superseded copies of the code are in Archives.

In 2006, Thomson/ West started publishing West’s Delaware Code Annotated (KFD30 1974 .A42), an unofficial version of Delaware’s statutes. The library stopped updating this title in 2015. This set of volumes is in the Archives  of the library. Also available on Westlaw.

A free unannotated Delaware Code is also available on the state of Delaware's website.


Laws of the State of Delaware

Session Laws

Laws of the State of Delaware contain Delaware’s session laws and are in bound volumes in the Archives (KFD25 .D4). They are also available on HeinOnline, as well as free online from the Delaware Public Archives. The State of Delaware also has volumes 40 (1935) to present on their Session Law's website.


Current bills of the General Assembly are in Closed Reserve or they are accessible through the General Assembly’s website.

Older bills are on the General Assembly's website from the 138th G.A. (1995-1996) to the current General Assembly. Paper copies are available in bound form in the Treatise section at KFD6 .A2. Holdings are from the 128th General Assembly (1975-1976) up to the most recently-completed session. Bills from the 121st to 127th session are available in microfilm.


Subject Collections of Delaware Statutes

Delaware Corporation and LLC Laws Annotated. CT Corporation System. KFD213 .A33 C58 Contains the provisions of the Delaware Constitution relative to corporations, the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Delaware Franchise Tax Law, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act. Fully annotated with pertinent decisions of the Delaware courts. Updated every two years.

Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities. CSC. KFD213 .A29 D45 Includes the General Corporation Law, Franchise Tax Law, Limited Liability Company Act, treatment of business trusts, Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and registered limited liability partnerships. Fully annotated. Updated semiannually. 

Delaware Criminal and Traffic Manual. LexisNexis. KFD561 A29 D45 Compilation of selected laws related to criminal and traffic law.


Delaware Legislative History

See our guide to Delaware Legislative history.

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