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Service alert - COVID-19

In response to strict pandemic protocols, the Ramsey County Law Library is open to the public on a limited basis. Access is limited to patrons conducting legal research or who have business in the courthouse.

Patrons must wear a mask while in the library and are required to sign in with library staff as only seven people can be in the library at a time. Researchers are limited to one hour of computer use or table space.

Housing, conciliation, and criminal law clinics will continue with phone consultations. 

Please call the law library at 651-266-8391 for more information.

COVID-19 information and resources

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Library is closed
on county holidays.

The Ramsey County Law Library provides residents with free law-related resources including books, journals, electronic databases, informational workshops and legal assistance. Law Library staff members are trained in legal research and can assist patrons in locating legal information in the library.

Learn more about what law libraries can do to help self-represented litigants by watching this video.

Visit the story map to learn more about county law libraries across the United States. 

Ramsey County Law Library Antiracism Book List now available 

During July and August 2020, the Ramsey County Law Library promoted titles on racial equality in response to critical events occurring in Minnesota and around the country following the death of George Floyd.  You can read our book reviews of selected titles in the RCLL Antiracism Book List. 

View the list (PDF)

Remote hearings in Ramsey County at the Law Library

If you wish to participate in a remote hearing in Ramsey County, but don’t have a computer or space to do so, the Law Library can help. We have space, access to reliable WiFi, and equipment to help you safely attend your hearing. You can schedule your appointment with the law library by calling 651-266-8391.

Time-limited remote access to Westlaw available

Attorneys and legal researchers who need to access content in Westlaw can do so at the Thompson Reuters website

To register for temporary access to Westlaw Edge, patrons must select “Government” (Pro Se, Law Student, or anything else will not work). Patrons cannot use an email that has already been registered with the OnePass system. This temporary access is good for 45 days or 20 hours, whichever comes first. If you have questions, please contact the law library.


Pandemic guidelines

Housing and conciliation consultation

Criminal expungement workshops

Criminal Law Clinic

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Legal research resources

Other services

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Law Libraries: Open to the Public

Learn how law libraries across the United States – including the Ramsey County Law Library – are building stronger communities by serving self-represented litigants in this video created by the American Association of Law Libraries and the Self-Represented Litigation Network.