Computers & Internet
The Wisconsin State Law Library provides customers with free, extensive access to online research resources. The David T. Prosser Jr. Library, the main library in Madison, has seven computers throughout the library for legal research. The branch library (DCLL) at the Dane County Courthouse has two computers available for walk-in use. The Milwaukee County Law Library (MCLL), the branch library at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, has three walk-in use computers. Check our computers and internet policy or our printing & copying fees for more information.
The David T. Prosser Jr. Library provides free wireless internet for researchers using their own devices. Users without wireless capabilities can also connect to the library's Internet using an Ethernet connection. Ethernet cables are available from the circulation desk or you may bring your own.
The Dane County Law Library and Milwaukee County Law Library provide free wireless access via courthouse wireless services.
Articles and eBooks
All three libraries provide access to subscription databases and books on public computers or through the library wireless internet. Learn more about what you can access or log in remotely on our Articles & Journals and eBooks pages.
Westlaw is available at the David T. Prosser Jr. Library. The library's subscription to Westlaw includes primary law databases (case law, statutes, codes) at the Wisconsin and federal level plus all 50 states. In addition, users can access law reviews, forms, and a host of treatises. KeyCite, a citation verification tool, is also included. Wireless users at the Wisconsin State Law Library can also access Westlaw from their own devices.
Lexis Advance is available at the David T. Prosser Jr. Library. The library's subscription to Lexis Advance includes primary law databases (case law, statutes, codes) at the Wisconsin and federal level plus all 50 states. In addition, users can search books like Appleman on Insurance and Nichols on Eminent Domain.