The library is open to the public.
Library hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Library staff hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 p.m.
Other hours by appointment
The Library staff is available to answer basic questions, locate materials and assist with legal research. Library staff cannot provide legal advice or interpretation of legal materials.
Resources with a reference sticker are NOT available to be checked out.
Books without a reference sticker are available to be checked out. To check an item out, list the name of the item, along with your name and phone number on the sign-out sheet on the front counter. Books can be checked out for a one week period.
When items are returned, you may reshelf them if you know their location. If you are unsure of their location, simply place them on the front counter. When you have returned your items, cross your name off the check-out list.
Westlaw legal database is available to the public. Printing is allowed at a cost of 15-cents per page. Please respect others privacy, and limit your usage if someone is waiting.
Internet usage within the Library is for legal research only!
There is also a photocopier available to the public for use in copying library materials. The cost is 15-cents per page.
Current Law Library Board Members
Judge Christine A. Long -- (507) 332-6107
Steve Ecker -- (507) 332-2230
Kurt Fischer -- (507) 331-2220
Bradley Frago -- (507) 663-7998
Commissioner Jake Gillen -- (507) 334-5746
Other Information on the Law Library
- County Law Libraries in Minnesota (PDF)
- Inventory of the Rice County Law Library (PDF)
- Listing of State Agencies (PDF)
- Researching a Legal Problem (PDF)
- Website Links to Help Legal Consumers (PDF)
No Citizen Information at this time.