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Schoenecker Law Library

Resources for the Public

Law Library Resources for the Public

The Schoenecker Law Library is currently closed to the public. However, it is within walking distance of several law libraries open to all.

Below is a list of online resources that the public can use to explore a legal issue. Legal Research Guides, written by the St. Thomas law librarians, are publicly available and can help guide you to resources that may be useful.

Online Resources Available to the Public

Google Scholar

Provides both a free case law search (50 states + Fed) under "Case law" and law review articles under "Articles".

Legal Information Institute

Cornell University Law School project that provides free statutes, cases and regulations.


Provides free access to cases and statutes.


Includes legislative activity, roll call votes, calendars, schedules, committees, the Congressional Record, and status information on treaties.


FDSys provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.

Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Provides both up-to-date Minnesota Statutes and legislative history material.

St. Thomas Lawyer Search

Need legal help? St. Thomas lawyers are here for you. Lawyer Search is St. Thomas Law’s online directory of our alumni. It is available to the public and can be a helpful resource for those searching for an attorney.

Law Libraries in Minnesota

Public Law Libraries

Every county in Minnesota has its own law library that is publicly available.

Minnesota counties map

Minnesota State Law Library

Located in St. Paul, the Minnesota State Law Library is open to the public and has a range of online research tools available.

Minnesota Law Library
Hennepin County Law Library

Hennepin County Law Library

The Hennepin County Law Library in Minneapolis has a diverse set of law research materials available to the public.

Hennepin Law Library