Wisconsin State Law Library

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Wisconsin State
Law Library

800-322-9755
TTY: 800-947-6644
Reference: 608-267-9696
Circulation: 608-266-1600
Fax: 608-267-2319
wsll.ref@wicourts.gov

8-5 Monday-Friday

120 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Madison WI 53703
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Ship to:
PO Box 7881
Madison WI 53707

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Milwaukee County
Law Library

414-278-4900
Fax: 414-223-1818

8-4:30 Monday-Friday

Courthouse
Room G8
901 North 9th St
Milwaukee WI 53233-1425

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Dane County
Law Library

608-266-6316
Fax: 608-266-5988
dcll.ref@wicourts.gov

8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

215 S Hamilton St
Room L1007
Madison WI 53703
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Our Mission

The Wisconsin State Law Library exists to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of this state, attorneys and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.

"The Supreme Court shall maintain a state law library for the use of the officers and the employees of this state, attorneys and the public" Wisconsin Statutes sec. 758.01 SCR 82.01

Wisconsin State Law Library

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Collection Overview

The State Law Library’s collection, consisting of approximately 140,000 volumes in print, microfilm, microfiche, audio, video and CD-ROM formats, contains primary law for all federal and state jurisdictions as well as practice materials for all major areas of law. The Library also subscribes to a variety of electronic resources available via the Internet. Special collections include Appendices and Briefs for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the Judicial Council collection.

History

Founded with the Wisconsin Territory by an Act of Congress in 1836, the Wisconsin State Library, as it was then known, is the oldest library in the state. It was created to serve the needs of the territorial legislature. In 1876 it became part of the judicial branch, and so remains today as an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. By law the Wisconsin State Law Library serves officers of the court, government employees, attorneys and the public. (WI Statutes s. 758.01; Supreme Court Rule 82.01). A timeline is available.

Milwaukee County Law Library

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Collection Overview

The MCLL collection contains Wisconsin primary legal materials, as well as State Bar of Wisconsin CLE practice books and other secondary legal materials. The library also has federal materials, such as the United States Code Service, a core collection of treatises, Milwaukee City ordinances, general reference books, and some titles aimed at the non-lawyer.

The library has three public computers with access to free Westlaw, the Internet, the Wisconsin State Law Library catalog (including MCLL titles), and a word processing program.

Dane County Law Library

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Collection Overview

DCLL collects most current primary Wisconsin legal resources: statutes, administrative code, and Wisconsin Reports, as well as local Madison and Dane County Ordinances. In addition, DCLL retains all old statutes and session laws, and collects Attorney General opinions, court rules, and selected Wisconsin legal periodicals. DCLL also has a Wisconsin treatise collection containing State Bar of Wisconsin CLE practice books and other secondary resources.

 

Our Mission

The Wisconsin State Law Library exists to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of this state, attorneys and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.

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