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The Law Library Services and Policies

The Duluth Law Library has the largest print collection of St. Louis County's three law libraries.  The libraries all subscribe to the same online Westlaw service.  Below is a description of the services available and the holdings of the three libraries.  The library staff cannot help you fill out forms, interpret the law, or advise you of your legal rights.

  • Reference Services: An attorney is available in the Duluth Law Library to assist library users with print and electronic legal resources. Contact a Law Library Representative at 218-726-2611 or by e-mail at: lawlibrary@stlouiscountymn.gov. A part-time attorney is available in Hibbing (Tuesdays) and Virginia (Wednesdays).  
  • Borrowing Library Materials: The Law Library in Duluth allows judges of the state, state officials, city and county officials, members of the Bar, and inhabitants of the County, to borrow legal materials.
  • WiFi: Wireless service is available at all St. Louis County Law Library locations.
  • E-mail: Send e-mails to: lawlibrary@stlouiscountymn.gov
  • Photocopying/Printing: All three Law Libraries have photocopiers and/or printers available for legal research purposes only.
  • Billson Meeting Room: A small meeting room is available for individuals and small groups. Please reserve the room 24 hours in advance to secure it.

Disclaimer

The St. Louis County Law Library provides resources to people who represent themselves in the MN District Courts. The information on this website is not intended as legal advice, but only as general information about legal reference services. Talk to a lawyer, if possible, before taking legal action to learn about your legal rights and options.

There is no attorney-client privilege or confidentiality of any information shared by a visitor and the Law Library or its staff.  Staff of the Law Library must remain neutral and may provide services to all parties in a case.  Law Library staff is not responsible for the outcome of a case.  You should consult with an attorney if you desire personalized advice or strategy, confidential conversations, or if you wish to be represented by an attorney in court.

The Law Library tries to keep this website up to date, but makes no guarantees about the accuracy of this information and is not responsible for any consequences that may result from its use.  If you are unsure whether you should use information on this website, talk to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

The Law Library makes no endorsement or warranty of quality of services by linking to an outside organization from this website.

 

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A full-time Librarian is available in Duluth to assist patrons in locating legal information.  A part-time Library Assistant is available in Hibbing (Tuesdays) and Virginia (Wednesdays).  The library staff cannot provide legal advice, assist with filling out forms, or interpret the law.

An on-line Law Library Catalog is available in all three libraries or from your home computer. 

DULUTH LAW LIBRARY

The Duluth Library holds the largest collection of print and electronic (Westlaw) resources of the three libraries.  

Minnesota materials
Minnesota statutes, session laws, agency regulations, and case law for appellate-level cases are available both in print and on Westlaw in Duluth.  The library also holds subscriptions to CLEs published by the MSBA and the National Business Institute.

Federal materials
Federal statutes, public laws, Code of Federal Regulations, USCAN are available in print.  This information and federal case law reporters are available on Westlaw.

Wiscsonsin materials
All state statutes and case law are available in print form.  Statutes, case law, agency regulations, and other materials are also available on Westlaw.

HIBBING AND VIRGINIA LAW LIBRARIES

Minnesota materials
All state statutes and appellate caselaw is available in print and on Westlaw.  Print collections also include titles of interest for non-attorneys and pro se litigants.  The print collections follow the recommended "Collection Development Policy" of the Minnesota State Law Library.

PRO SE LITIGANTS 
The libraries all hold a number of materials on common legal issues that would be helpful to non-attorneys.  Among the subjects covered by these materials are:

  •  conciliation court
  •  family law
  •  estate and probate law
  •  real estate
  •  landlord and tenant law 
  •  court rules and procedures

All three Courthouses have a Minnesota Courts Self Help Center provided by the Minnesota Judicial Branch.  These Centers provide information about representing yourself in Court, assistance with finding and filling out Court forms, and information on Court rules and procedure. 

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