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Welcome to HCLL!
Our mission is to provide access to legal information, a basic component of access to justice, to all citizens of the County, in ways that are reliable, efficient, respectful, innovative, and economical.
Read the letter to all HCLL patrons and supporters from Judge Kevin Burke about the Law Library's new allignment with the Hennepin County Library system and vision for the future.
C-2451 Government Center
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Voice: 612-348-3022
Fax: 612-632-8773
Hours

HCLL Closed November 27 & 28

Thanksgiving Express
The Law Library will be closed Thursday November 27 and Friday November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will open with our regular hours on Monday December 1.


Case Law Retrieval For HCLL Subscribers*

Get Case Law By Citation On HeinOnline

If you are a Law Library subscriber* you can remotely retrieve case law from HeinOnline thanks to a partnership between HeinOnline and Fastcase.

When you log into HeinOnline, you will see a Fastcase tab.  Just click the tab and enter your citation.

Fastcase Tab

Start case law retrieval.

For more information, including coverage information, please see the HeinOnline Case Law information page.

*Our contract with Hein restricts HeinOnline access to law firms that are under a certain size.  Please contact HCLL if you have questions.


Advanced Westlaw Training

Go beyond the basics of Westlaw searching and learn to find exactly what you need in less time.  HCLL will be hosting advanced Westlaw training each month in 2014 starting in June, with instruction led by experienced West trainers.  West training sessions at HCLL are free of charge, and CLE credit is available.

Find out more and register online on our Training Page.


Free Cases and Articles for HCLL Subscribers

a photocopier!Subscribers:  remember that you are entitled to 4 electronic documents (or 20 scanned pages) emailed to you at no charge every week.

If a subscriber needs more documents or pages in any given week, we will invoice afterward and waive the $5 billing fee.

Find out more about subscribing and its benefits by going to our For Subscribers page.


Neon Open SignHCLL Is Open Until 6:00 p.m.

The Law Library is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

After 4:00 p.m. you must enter via the 'A' tower security station.


Free WiFi Access
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HCLL provides free wireless access for patrons.  Ask at the front desk for details.

GlobeResearch Pro

Research Pro is a federated search engine that searches many databases at once -- legal, general interest, news, books and more -- with each database individually selectable. Retrieve the full text of available articles with one click. Signing in once with your bar code is all it takes.

Go to Research Pro.

You need an HCLL bar code to use Research Pro.
Request your bar code.
Find out about subscribing.

Webmasters:  Want a Research Pro search box for your site?  Get the code.

Search Beyond the Catalog With WebBridge

We have implemented WebBridge on the HCLL catalog. WebBridge expands your search beyond the catalog. When you view a catalog record, look for the More Resources link The link to WebBridge. It is your connection to searching other databases for more on your topic. Easily find more articles on a subject. Or, look for additional articles by an author. You can even send your search to a legal or general search engine.

You will need your HCLL bar code to take full advantage of WebBridge. Already a subscriber? Request your barcode. Not yet a subscriber? Find out more about subscribing.

Start searching the catalog.


HCLL Catalog Is Your Full-Text Connection

All the full text journals in our databases now have records in our catalog, and your subscriber barcode is your key to the full text.  Search the catalog for journal titles you already know.  If you are looking for articles, search one of the databases (barcode required).

E-Journal Portal imageYou can also use the HCLL E-Journal Portal to browse all our full text online publications, and link to all our remote databases (barcode required to access databases remotely).


Get Notified When HCLL Receives New Books You Want

A feature called Preferred Searches alerts you when HCLL adds materials to its collection in your areas of interest.

Find out more about Preferred Searches and get started here.

View the entire list of new materials.


Doing your own research?


GlobeResearch Pro

Search across multiple databases to find full-text articles, abstracts, books, and other resources.

Research Pro Advanced Search

 

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