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Law Library

The Sibley County Law Library provides legal resources to members of the legal community and citizens of Sibley County.  Current text and legal periodicals are maintained and accessible to the public. 

The Law Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays).  Our law library is staffed with a librarian every Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm. 

The Sibley County Law Library, located behind Court Administration on the third floor at the Sibley County Courthouse in Gaylord, provides current print and on-line research material to countyresidents.

The county library presently shelves current volumes of the Minnesota State Statutes, Minnesota Session Law, Minnesota Statutes Annotated, Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota Digest, the Minnesota Practice Series, and others in print form. The library also provides handbooks to Sibley County residents on approximately two dozen legal topics and single fact sheets on another 75 topics.  This information is provided free of charge and is a service provided through the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. The "Nolo" series of printed self-help topics is also available at the county library.

 In addition, the county law library provides  Sibley County residents free computer  access to LexisNexis Advance, on-line legal research  tools by which individuals  can search specific cases (written opinions of appellate and lower court judges), statutes (laws passed by a state legislature or the U.S. Congress) and forms (model or sample documents that often have blank spaces  that  can  be  filled  in  by the drafter-very  useful  when  researching  areas  like family  law and probate).

 The county's Minnesota Courts Self-Help Center is available for individuals interested in representing themselves in court or who have questions about forms, rules, or the court process. This service is located in the lobby of the Court Administrator's office at the Sibley County Courthouse on Third Floor. Through a computer terminal and telephone,  the caller will be connected with a staff member at the Self-Help  Center  who can explain various laws, rules, andprocedures.

A computer terminal is available for public use to obtain court forms from the State’s website at http://www.courts.state.mn.us/ctforms   

Free Resources for Law and Legal Information

Legal Assistance, Resources & Information for Sibley County

Additional legal resources can also be obtained from the Minnesota State Law Library.  For more information you can visit their website at http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us or contact them at (651) 296-2775 or 1-800-627-3529. 

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