The law library is staffed by an experienced law librarian who can assist
you with print and online legal resources.
You may visit in person,
call, or email her. You may also call for an appointment to assure that she
is available when you make an in-person visit. The law librarian does not
give legal advice but she can help you conduct legal research.
Contact Law Librarian:
- Access the Internet on our four public computer terminals.
- Self-Help Center Computer provided by the State of Minnesota.
- The Law Library computers are fully equipped with the Microsoft® Office 2007
, including Microsoft® Access, Microsoft® Excel, Microsoft® PowerPoint,
Microsoft® Word, and Microsoft® Picture Editor.
COPIERS, PRINTERS & FAX MACHINES
- The Law Library has a self-service copier which costs 10 cents per page.
The machine takes currency or coins and makes change.
- We have one laser printer and we charge 10 cents per page for printing.
There is no charge for printing Minnesota Court Forms.
- We have one fax machine. The cost is $1.00 per page for local calls and
$2.00 per page for long distance calls.
- The copier, printer, and fax are owned by Carver County Law Library and
proceeds go towards maintaining the machines, ink, and paper.
- Minnesota Courts Records Inquiry - MNCIS
criminal, civil, family, probate, and judgment records from many Minnesota
counties, including Carver County.
The Carver County Law Library maintains an online
subscription to Lexis, a legal electronic research database. Our Lexis
subscription includes Dunnell's Minnesota Digest, annotated Minnesota
Restatement cases, all Minnesota law reviews, Minnesota federal and state cases,
Minnesota statutes and bill tracking, Minnesota Rules, Minnesota Register, and
regulation tracking, Minnesota administrative and agency decisions, all 8 th
Circuit cases, Supreme Court cases, USCS, Public Laws, Federal Rules Annotated,
Martindale-Hubbell with U.S. listings and U.S. law digest and full jurisdiction
- Shepard's Citator
Case law is based upon precedent or
authority. In order to find out if a case, statute, or other document can be
used as authority, check to see whether it has has been followed, distinguished,
limited or questioned in subsequent court cases. This is done by "Shepardizing",
using Shepard's Citations to see how and when another court has cited the first
decision. The Carver County Law Library maintains an online subscription to full
jurisdiction Shepards with links to full-text cases and statutes (all 50 states
and federal jurisdictions). This database is integrated with our Lexis
- Carver County Library Databases
Access to all the
Carver County Library online subscription databases is available in the Law
- Print Collection
The Law Library owns primary and
secondary legal materials including Minnesota case law and statutes, federal
statutes, U.S. Supreme Court cases, legal encyclopedias, digests, and
dictionaries, self-representation materials, law-related fiction and non-fiction
books, legal form books, local law school journals, legal magazines and
newspapers, and local and national newspapers and magazines.
materials are cataloged in the
Carver County Library Catalog
- Circulating Collection
The law library maintains a
collection of self-representation materials by Nolo Press, Sphinx, and other
publishers. We also have a small collection of law-related fiction and
non-fiction books. All of our books are cataloged in the Carver County Library