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August 28, 2017

Libraries Closed for Labor Day Holiday

The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee County Law Library, and Dane County Law Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day state holiday. We will respond to questions and requests on Tuesday, September 5. 

To ask a question while we are closed, call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

August 25, 2017

Madison Job Posting: Library Assistant - Circulation

The Wisconsin State Law Library is searching for two part-time (LTE) library assistants, 22.5 hours per week, for each position. Qualified applicants must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8 AM-12:30 PM or Monday through Friday 12:30 PM to 5 PM.

Duties include: staffing the circulation desk, filing looseleaf services, shelving, moving and shifting book collections and loaded book carts, creating invoices, issuing library cards, and other collection maintenance activities.

Skills include: excellent professional and friendly customer service skills in person and on the phone, working well independently and in pairs and teams, working in the circulation system and other computer tasks, cash handling, ability to follow written directions and to do multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Pay: $11/hour

Location:  Located on bus line, just off the Capitol Square

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to elspeth.gordon@wicourts.gov which must include your hours available to work.

August 22, 2017

Vacation Rental Laws in Wisconsin - 2017 update

Homeowners wishing to rent out their homes as vacation rentals can look to the local level as well as state regulations.

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Check local ordinances for laws about vacation rentals. If your town or city isn't on our list, contact the municipal clerk's office. If the clerk doesn't maintain the ordinances, check with the corporation counsel office or a local public library. The local building and zoning department may also be a useful contact for information about zoning restrictions or permits.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection issues permits to individuals and businesses for lodging facilities in Wisconsin. Read more at their tourist rooming houses page. Wisconsin Administrative Code chapter ATCP 72 regulates hotels, motels, and tourist rooming houses and ATCP 73 regulates bed and breakfasts.

Renters may want to check their lease for sublet or guest clauses. Legal publisher Nolo.com has a page on their website for tenants looking to use Airbnb. Nolo also has a broader interest page for homeowners: Airbnb and other short-term rentals of your home.

August 8, 2017

New Fiction at the Library

This past month we've added over sixty new books to our Prose & Cons collection, which is fiction with a law or crime-related theme.

We've added several of Robert Parker's Spenser novels, plus John Grisham, Tom Clancy, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, and more. Stop by the library to check out our display in the reading room, and find the perfect book for that last minute summer reading.

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