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COVID-19 Resources

This Guide will provide access to resources on the legal impacts of COVID-19 in Minnesota. We will strive to update this resource frequently in light of the rapidly changing situation.

Library Services

Get Help

We are now open for in person visits! State Law Library staff will also continue to deliver legal information services via our website, by email, and by phone. Minnesotans are encouraged to contact the State Law Library with questions.

As of August 2, 2021, face coverings are again required in the Minnesota Judicial Center, including in the State Law Library.

How We Can Help

We are now open for in person visits! For more information, please visit our Public Services for Patrons Page. We ask that you follow our Guidelines and please do not visit the library if you are sick.

Please note that you do not need to come to the State Law Library to access legal information.

We can still provide reference and research assistance remotely. For example, we can help:

  • Locate statutes, rules, government websites, and other online resources through our Legal Topics pages;
  • Providing online access to Minnesota opinions and briefs;
  • Emailing you resources from Westlaw, Lexis, National Consumer Law Center Digital Library, Legal Information Reference center, HeinOnline, and more;
  • Providing referrals to organizations able to provide legal advice;
  • Offering remote clinics; and
  • Offering CLE webinars and on-demand CLEs.

Please contact us at or (651) 297-7651 for assistance.

Public Library Visits

In light of the current situation, all public library visits are suspended until further notice. Please contact the Minnesota State Law Library by phone or by email for assistance with your legal questions.

Appeals Clinics

Our Appeals Clinics will continue as scheduled, with adjustments in light of the current situation. Please call or email the State Law Library for more information about participating in our clinics.


In our positions as librarians, not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file) or legal opinions (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, more research is often required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.