Law Library

Mission Statement

The Anoka County Law Library serves residents of the county including judges of the courts, all county and municipal officials, members of the bar and of the general public. It is the policy of the Anoka County Law Library to provide its users with adequate resources for legal research and to accomplish this, library materials are kept as current as possible and in good condition. Anoka County Law Library staff, when requested, will provide reference assistance to library users in conformance with the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Law Libraries and in accordance with the Minnesota Unauthorized Practice of Law Statute.

Anoka Family Law Clinic 

The Family Law Clinic provides lawyers who may be able to review your legal papers, answer questions about the law, and advise you about court proceedings. The attorneys can advise you about divorces, orders for protection, child support motions, custody matters and parenting time (visitation). These lawyers provide a brief service but do not represent you in court. This is a joint program with Anoka County Law Library and Central Minnesota Legal Services. See our flyer for available dates. Call 763-422-7487 to set up a 45 minute appointment.

The University of Minnesota also supports a family law clinic in the Library. For additional information and upcoming dates see the flyer.


  • Legal Reference Assistance
  • Photocopies -
    • $0.15 per page.
    • Coin-operated machine available if staff is unavailable
    • Copy cards may also be purchased at the front desk for $20, $100, and $200 increments.
    • If you are a student, ask library staff about student rates for copying.
  • Computers - for internet access and document preparation
  • Fax - $0.25 per page for local and $1 per page for long distance to send or receive.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Microfiche / ultrafiche reader-printer
  • 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. Search the 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 holdings include:
  • 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
  • The entire American Law Reports Series
  • Selected legal treatises and practice guides
  • American Jurisprudence 2D (legal encyclopedia)
  • Standing order to all Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Courses