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Order a Document & Self-Service Fees**


Self Service

Photocopies, printouts and fiche-to-print copies made by library users

25¢ per copy at WSLL
25¢ per copy at MCLL*
25¢ per copy at DCLL*
*includes sales tax


Photocopy, Printing & Delivery Services Provided By Library Staff

Photocopies, printouts or fiche-to-print copies or delivered by Email, Fax, FedEx Express* or Mail

75¢ per page, $15.00 minimum

Large mail orders are weighed & billed at standard first class or priority mail rates

*FedEx Express: additional $5.00 handling fee, and FedEx Express charges are billed directly to customer’s FedEx account

Email delivery of documents already in digital format

$15.00 per document

Photocopies, printouts or fiche-to-print copies made for pick up or for an on-site customer

75¢ per page, no minimum

Sending or receiving fax on behalf of a customer

75¢ per page, no minimum


Certification of Copies

Copies certified by the State Law Librarian, pursuant to Wis. Statutes 889.03 and 809.25(2)

$1.00 per certificate and seal


Computerized Legal Research Service

Online citator searches

$15.00 per citation, including delivery of results (a list of citations)

Topical searches performed by library staff

$25.00 service fee plus actual search costs**


**Actual search costs include $6.00 per online minute, plus delivery of printouts at the rates listed above. Service only available to licensed attorneys.

Additional charges levied by vendors for specialty databases or delivery formats will be passed on to the customer.


Billing Fees

Accounts that are billed on a regular basis (This service is available to local law firms and government agencies only)

$8.00 per month, paid in annual lump sum
$8.00 per invoice for billing intervals other than monthly

Users who make or pick up copies at the library and wish to be billed on a one-time basis



Handling Fees

Circulation of library materials by mail

$7.50 per item. Borrower is also responsible for return postage.

Shipping via FedEx Express

$5.00 per package (and FedEx Express charges are billed directly to customer’s FedEx account).

Forms shipping fee

$3.00 per envelope

  • ** 5.5% sales tax is added when applicable. Tax exempt and out-of-state customers do not pay sales tax.
  • Upon request, we can provide a cost quote or estimate prior to delivery.
  • Document requests from law offices, government agencies or other businesses:

    The State Law Library will establish an account, using your business mailing address, phone number, fax number, and if necessary, your email address. Accounts with past due balances may be required to prepay.

    Credit Card

    • Credit card payments are accepted by phone (800-322-9755) or in person.Visa and MasterCard accepted

    Pay from Invoice

      • We will send an invoice with your materials.
      • Payment by cash, check, credit card, or money order is due on receipt and payable from the invoice. We do not issue statements. Do not send cash in the mail.


  • Document requests from individuals:

    Prepayment is required by one of the following ways:

    Credit Card

    • Credit card payments are accepted by phone (800-322-9755) or in person. ($3 minimum)Visa and MasterCard accepted

    Check, Cash or Money Order

    • Do not send cash in the mail.
    • Mail your payment, a note stating what you've requested, and your mailing address, fax number or email address as needed, to:

      Wisconsin State Law Library
      Attn: Document Delivery Service
      P.O. Box 7881
      Madison, WI 53707-7881

      Check or money orders are payable to Wisconsin State Law Library


Borrow By Mail Guidelines

Judges and attorneys licensed to practice in Wisconsin may use our Borrow by Mail service to borrow library materials and have them shipped directly to an office address.

Materials are shipped one to two business days after you place your request.


  • Cost depends on the delivery method you choose:

    • UPS ground service: $7.50 per item plus return delivery. (This price is reduced currently. Our regular fee is $15 per item.)
    • FedEx Express delivery: $5.00 per item, plus FedEx Express charges billed directly to your FedEx account. You are also responsible for return delivery costs. FedEx delivery is currently not offered. We can ship via UPS for the fees described above.
    • Interlibrary delivery to the MCLL: No charge. You may also return the materials there for free delivery back to the State Law Library, or ship them directly at your own expense. MCLL pickup is not currently available.

  • Your loan period is 3 weeks, with an option to renew them for one additional week if needed. You may renew materials online with your library card number, or you may contact wsll.ref@wicourts.gov for assistance.


  • Materials are shipped at no charge; you are responsible for return delivery costs.
  • We use UPS ground service unless you request another method.
  • Your loan period is 30 days, and you may renew materials online with your library card number or by contacting wsll.ref@wicourts.gov.


Interlibrary Loan Guidelines

Are you looking for a book or article we don't have in our collection? We can request this item from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service.

What can be requested? We can place requests for any item but libraries owning that item may choose not to loan. Materials in a library's reference collection and loose-leaf sets are often not loaned.

What is the cost? If the item is loaned to our library, you will be asked to pay the cost set by the lending library. Generally, lending libraries charge fees ranging from $5.00-$50.00 $.

How do I start? Fill out the form below and click submit. Please submit a separate form for each item you are requesting. Please note that only those who hold a Wisconsin State Law Library card may place a request.

For more information see our FAQs or our Interlibrary Loan policy.

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  • Check our Classes and Library Tours


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