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October 28, 2010

Library Catalog Back Up!

We have completed our scheduled server maintenance.  The library catalog and journal databases can now be accessed.

Contact the Wisconsin State Law Library at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online with questions.

October 27, 2010

Library Catalog Down for Scheduled Maintenance

On Thursday, October 28th, the library catalog may be unavailable due to scheduled server maintenance. 

If you need assistance, contact the Wisconsin State Law Library at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

October 24, 2010

WSLL Recommends: Wisconsin Crimes

When researching criminal acts, attorneys know that jury instructions enumerating the elements of the crime and statutes generally include a description and various penalties. A new, one-volume acquisition, Wisconsin Crimes: Elements, Definitions and Penalties, references statutes, elements, and penalties all in one place.

The book is organized by statute number, listing crimes as they appear in the criminal code. Each entry includes the statute number and heading, elements of the crime, the penalty, and any collateral consequences. If a uniform jury instruction is available, the entry includes a reference to the instruction number. If an entry includes a term that is defined in the statutes, for example, "property of another" that term appears in bold print and is defined in the Definitions section of the book.

This book was originally intended for use by judges but is also a handy, easy-to-use reference guide for attorneys and researchers. Originally published by Judge Dennis Flynn of Racine County in 1997, Professor David E. Schultz updated and expanded the concept to arrive at the current 2009 edition, published by CLEW, UW Law School.

October 22, 2010

Dane Co Legal Resource Center Closed: Oct 22

The Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed on Friday, October 22nd, a designated Dane County furlough day. 

The Wisconsin State Law Library and Milwaukee Legal Resource Center will remain open.

To submit a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library, you may call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

October 17, 2010

State Law Library Now Accepts Credit Cards

You may now use a Visa or MasterCard credit card to pay for library services such as document delivery, photocopies, class tuition, or library fines. Use your card in-person at the State Law Library as well as when requesting materials or services by phone, fax or email. For security reasons, please don't give us your credit card information in your email, but do give us your phone number so that we can contact you to take the information over the phone.

We are very pleased to roll out this long-awaited service and hope you will take advantage of it!

October 10, 2010

WSLL at Your Service: October 2010

The October issue of the library newsletter, WSLL @ Your Service, has been published.

Highlights include:

October 5, 2010

Love Your Library: Renewing Books Online

Renewing your books online is easy! 

Step 1: From the library home page, select "Renew Library Materials"

Step 2: Enter your name (last name only, or first and last) and library card number (barcode number on your library card)

Step 3: Check the box next to the items you wish to renew and select the "Renew Selected" button.  If you want to renew all the books you have checked out, simply select the "Renew All" button.

Congratulations, you have renewed your library checkouts online!

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