Anyone can stop by the Scott County Law Library -- it's open to the public. Law Librarians are available to help locate specific legal materials, offer assistance with the online catalogs, and suggest possible resources. Please note that the Scott County Law Librarians are not attorneys and cannot provide legal opinions, interpretations, or advice.
The Law Library is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees. All Law Library expenses are funded through a combination of court fees and fines.
The Law Library Collection
The collection contains circulating self-help titles and select law-related videos available in our catalog that can be sent to any Scott County Library location. Reference items include over 3000 volumes of Minnesota Session Laws, Statutes and Laws; the Minnesota Statutes Annotated; the Northwestern Court Reporters and selected continuing legal education materials.
Law Library Computers/WiFi
Two public workstations with an attached printer are available. Printing is $0.10 per page. Wi-Fi is available.
The Law Library subscribes to Westlaw database; it's available for free use inside the library.
MN Judicial Branch Self-Help Kiosk
This computer workstation is designed for people who are representing themselves in court. The workstation has a computer, a printer, and a one-way phone to the Self-Help Call Center. Instructions and forms for most court issues are available through the Self-Help Center.
Self-serve photocopies are $0.10 per page for black and white copies.