Notice to All Law Library Patrons:
As of March 23rd, 2020, due to the concern over the spread of Coronavirus and the Law Library’s desire to help mitigate the impact in our community, the Law Library will be closed until further Order of the Court.
Pursuant to a Minnesota Supreme Court Order, the court administration counter on the 5th floor in the court facility will be limited to persons who are at the facility to attend an in-person proceeding. All other services [including the LAW LIBRARY] will be provided electronically or by telephone until further order of the Court. The law library is not open to the public at this time therefore there are no in-person librarian services available.
♦ If you need to reach a law librarian, you can send your questions or request for material at “Email the Librarian” in the upper left-hand side of the screen.
♦ You can also leave your question or request for material by calling the law library office at (507) 218-3778. Please leave a detailed voice message including a way for us to contact you.
 Order, Page 5, paragraph C.9., State of Minnesota In Supreme Court ADM20-8001, Order Governing The Operations of the Minnesota Judicial Branch Under Emergency Executive Order No. 20-53, 20-56. Filed May 15, 2020, Office of Appellate Courts.
We are a Public Law Library dedicated to assisting the judiciary, local bar, local government, self-represented litigants, residents of Olmsted County, and members of the general public.
We provide access to –
- Legal Research materials for Minnesota and the Federal 8th Circuit. Electronic resources include WestlawNext, HeinOnline, and NCLC (National Consumer Law Center).
- Brief legal advice Clinics with volunteer attorneys through our partnership with Legal Assistance of Olmsted County on the topics of Expungement, Family and Financial.
- A Self-Help center and access to court-approved Forms for use by those representing themselves in Minnesota State District and Conciliation courts.
- Free CLEs (Continuing Legal Education) programs for local judges, law clerks and attorneys.
We do not provide “lawyer” services. We do not represent or advocate on behalf of anyone; we do not provide legal advice, opinion or interpretation. If you need these services, use our Help links to find a lawyer or advocate who can assist you with your case.