Wisconsin State Law Library

Serving the Wisconsin Supreme Court and State of Wisconsin

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Get a Library Card

Use your library card to access databases such as HeinOnline from your office, request items using interlibrary loan, and borrow library materials at one of the libraries or by mail.

We issue library cards to specific types of users. If you aren't eligible for a library card, there are other ways to use this library. A librarian can help you to understand your options. Ask a librarian if you have any questions about eligibility or how to use your library card. The following may get a library card.

  • Judges and staff of the Wisconsin Court System
  • Municipal judges in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin legislators and legislative staff
  • Federal, state, and local government employees in Wisconsin
  • Attorneys licensed in Wisconsin
  • Staff of Wisconsin attorneys (authorization required)
  • Wisconsin librarians in a law, public, academic, or school library

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions for library users address many common questions, such as how to renew materials, how to authorize staff to check out a book, and delivery options for books. Please Ask a Librarian if you have questions. Did you lose your library card? Call us for help at 800-322-9755.

Library Card Application / Account Update

Registrations or account updates are processed within 2-3 business days. Print a form to mail in to any library location.

Please choose one:
I'm a new borrower
I have a card, please update my information


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Card Type

We issue library cards to specific types of users. Please select the category that best describes you.
If you do not fit into any of these categories or have questions call us at 800-322-9755.


Court staff
Government attorney
Legislative staff
Other government employee

Law Office

Authorized staff for attorney


Law librarian
Librarian (public librarian, academic librarian, etc.)

Renew Materials

Policies for Card Holders

Classes & Tours

  • Need to get a refresher course or a tour of the library? Looking for CLE classes?
  • Check our Classes and Library Tours