Anoka County Law Library Rules

The Anoka County Law Library ("Library") is a public law library open to all for the purposes of legal research. To ensure open, reliable access to legal information and knowledge in a timely and efficient manner, the following rules apply to all users:

  1. For the courtesy of other patrons, quiet is expected throughout the Library, except where necessary for purposes of bibliographic instruction. Cell phones must be set to "vibrate" or be turned off while in the Library. Cell phones may be used for calls only while in designated areas.
  2. The use of laptops, notebook computers, or tablets shall not disrupt other users. Other personal electronic devices including, but not limited to, copiers, scanners, cameras, audio, and/or video recorders and VOIP telephones may not be used without prior authorization. Oversized personal affects, e.g., bags, luggage, or carts are prohibited.
  3. No person shall engage in activities on Library premises which violate federal, state or local law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized practice of law.
  4. Theft, abuse, vandalism, mutilation, marring, marking, defacing, or otherwise damaging books, building, equipment, furniture, or other Library property is prohibited.
  5. The Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Library users are liable for any infringement.
  6. Solicitation of any type is prohibited.
  7. The Library is not responsible or liable for theft or damage of its users’ personal property. Personal property left unattended for an extended period of time will be removed by building security.
  8. Library patrons using the Library for improper purposes may be asked to leave.
  9. Library materials and books shall not be taken from the Library, including to other areas of the courthouse, unless they have been charged out to the user.
  10. All briefcases, packages, and outer garments are subject to inspection at any time.
  11. Loitering, sleeping, and lying on the Library floor or furniture is prohibited.
  12. Appropriate attire, including shirts and shoes, must be worn in the Library.
  13. Persons whose parcels or bodily hygiene or odor is so offensive as to constitute a nuisance, cause damage to Library property, or disrupt others' work shall be required to leave the Library.
  14. Using Library restrooms for shaving or bathing is prohibited.
  15. Law Library staff cannot provide legal advice, perform legal research, or complete forms for any reason.
  16. Failure to comply with Library rules may result in the loss or suspension of Library privileges.