Wisconsin State Law Library

Serving the Wisconsin Supreme Court and State of Wisconsin

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Welcome! We can help you check out library materials, log in to legal research databases, and help with other legal research questions. The library is open from 8-5 Monday-Friday. Get hours, contact information, and maps for our Madison and Milwaukee libraries.

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Check out library books and videos at our 3 libraries in Madison & Milwaukee or by mail*. 1 week checkout for most books or 3 weeks by mail. Our detailed borrowing policy tells the rest.
*Delivery by mail is available to residents outside of Dane and Milwaukee counties.

Renew at wilawlibrary.gov/renew or call 608-266-1600. Items can be renewed once.

Return at our 3 libraries in Madison & Milwaukee or by mail. A book drop is on the 1st floor of the Risser Justice Center.

Overdues are charged 25 cents per item per day. Accounts with $3 or more in overdue fines can not check out new items. Overdue items may also be billed for the full replacement cost.
Call 608-266-1600 to pay fines or ask questions.

Log in to read full text articles and primary law in HeinOnline*, Index to Legal Periodicals, & more.
*Only cardholders in firms with fewer than 25 attorneys may log in to HeinOnline.


Copies & forms

Get cases & forms emailed to you, KeyCite & Shepard's reports, and copies from library-use-only items.

Ask us for help borrowing items from other libraries.

After Hours use

Visit the library on your schedule.

Sign up to use the library before we open, after we close, and on weekends and holidays.

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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.

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