Welcome to the Scott County Law Library
Going to court can be scary, but the Scott County Law Library is here to help.
The majority of customers that use the Law Library are unrepresented. The Scott County Law Library is committed to providing equal access to justice for all members of our community. Our goal is to educate our community with legal information and support individuals navigating the legal system.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Scott County Justice Center*
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
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*Located on the Scott County Government Center campus
General Legal Information
Law Library staff cannot give legal advice, which means they cannot propose a specific course of action, interpret or apply the law. There are situations where obtaining representation is appropriate and sometimes even necessary.
Law Library staff can provide legal information, such as factual, generic information about court procedures and court forms. Customers can call, email, and chat online with law library staff to get their legal information questions answered.
Court forms published by the MN Judicial Branch (MJB) printed and available for purchase. For forms not available through MJB, the Law Library collaborates with Scott County Court Administration to create generic forms available to the public for frequently encountered legal issues. A variety of resource lists, flyers, brochures and self-help guides are free to the public.
The Law Library maintains a current physical copy of Minnesota Statutes, Rules, and Laws. The Law Library also maintains several encyclopedia series’, treatises, reporters and self-help titles.
Computer Access, Printing, & Copying
Computer terminals are available for public use. Each terminal has access to the internet, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat. Computers are also available to reserve to attend remote court hearings.
Because prints and copies are a requirement for many court processes, no one will be turned away for inability to pay for printing and copying.
MNCIS Public Access
Computer terminals can be used to view court records. Court filings and certified copies are printed in the Law Library, but must be purchased from court administration.
An online legal research tool for studying case law, secondary sources, and content not otherwise available in print.