Law Library

Governor Walz's eviction moratorium ended on July 14, 2021. As a result, we are expecting many evictions to occur in the days, weeks, and months afterward. Do you have questions about your housing situation and want help? Please call us and we can help you discuss your options and connect you to resources. We are also more than happy to help you with employer/employment related concerns.

To see important dates related to the eviction moratorium executive order, please click here.


If you are interested in speaking with us, please feel free to call, e-mail, visit, or access our survey below:

Housing Information Survey

The Law Library is open to the public. Hours the Law Librarian will be on-site are: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Law Library is open for self-service Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. Please note: the Law Librarian is available on some evenings for questions and assistance over the phone.

Please note: the law librarian will not be available July 22 through September 2, 2021. If you have questions or need to contact the law librarian during this period, please e-mail at benjamin.rydlund@co.sherburne.mn.us.. E-mail will be checked periodically.

We welcome as many visitors as we can, based on current Sherburne County policies regarding the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. You do not need an appointment to receive services at the Law Library. In accordance with Sherburne County policy, visitors to the judicial sections of the government center are not required to wear masks, but are encouraged to do so.

You may contact the Librarian at 763-765-4800 and leave a message.

You may also email your question to: law.library@co.sherburne.mn.us

Please call the 10th District Self Help Center with any immediate legal question at 763-760-6699.

The website is: http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Tenth-Judicial-District/Self-Help-Center.aspx

The Minnesota Judicial Branch offers help with filling out court forms at their website.

Guide & File is a free, online, mobile-friendly interview tool that asks simple questions and uses the answers to complete the appropriate court forms.

The Statewide Self-Help Center accepts calls at (651) 435-6535, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on court forms.

Go here for more information: http://www.mncourts.gov/About-The-Courts/NewsAndAnnouncements/ItemDetail.aspx?id=1888

Central Minnesota Legal Services Legal Advice Clinic poster showing hours and locationThe monthly Legal Advice Clinic is available as a telephone conference. Please call the Law Library for availability and to make an appointment. The next possible clinic is on June 10th.

The Sherburne County Law Library is maintained by the Sherburne County Law Library Board. The law library provides residents of the county with information on Minnesota court rules, local, state and federal laws, public court forms and community resources.

Staff

The library staff cannot assist customers with the following requests which apply to the practice of law:

  • Give legal advice or opinions
  • Answer your legal question
  • Explain legal procedure, court rules, or interpret the text of statute, legal opinion, and/or administrative regulation
  • Assist in filling out your Court forms
  • Refer an attorney

Sherburne County Law Library has limited staff. The staff is customer service oriented and will attempt to assist you in locating the materials needed. Assistance is based on first-come, first-serve which may require a wait.

Library Services

  • Legal Reference Assistance
  • Photocopies - $0.15 per page, Coin-operated machine available if staff is unavailable
  • Computers - for Internet access and document preparation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing - $0.15 per page
  • Westlaw access

Library Collection

The collection is cataloged and classified according to the Library of Congress and is available online through the Minnesota State Law Library’s online catalog. Information about Minnesota State Law Library Catalog.

Only selected materials are allowed to circulate and only to attorneys who are licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

Library Materials

  • NOLO Legal Topics written for non-lawyers
  • Minnesota Statutes
  • Minnesota Statutes Annotated
  • Minnesota Rules
  • Minnesota Practice Series
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Northwestern Reporter
  • Supreme Courts Reports
  • Standing order to all Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Courses