Wisconsin State Law Library

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

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.

Did you lose your library card? Fill out the library card update form below, or send an email to wsll.circ@wicourts.gov.

If you aren't eligible for a library card, there are other ways to use this library. Ask a librarian if you have any questions about eligibility or how to use your library card.

These groups can get a library card:

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

Library Card Application / Account Update

Registrations or account updates are processed within 2-3 business days. Fill out the application below, or print a form to email or mail in to any library location. Email completed forms to wsll.circ@wicourts.gov.

Card information

We issue library cards to specific types of users. Please select the card type below that best describes you.

I'm a new borrower
I have a card, please update my information
I have an account but need a new library card

If you do not fit into any of the above categories or have questions call us at 800-322-9755. Authorized staff of attorneys or private law firms must provide written authorization or a phone call from their supervising attorney before a card can be issued. Learn more about what information we need and where to send it on our authorized staff FAQ.

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