From the December 2005 WSLL At Your Service, the newsletter of the Wisconsin State Law Library
Circulation By Mail for Judges and Attorneys
When time or distance prevents you from visiting the Wisconsin State Law Library to borrow materials, we can ship them directly to your office with our Circulation By Mail service. Anyone licensed to practice law in Wisconsin may use this service, whether you are located within or outside the state.
How does Circulation By Mail work?
If you’re not sure which titles you need, start by searching our library catalog. To place a request, contact our Reference Desk. The librarian on duty will verify that the items are available and can place holds on anything that’s currently in circulation.
Materials are shipped the day or day after you place your request. We normally ship by UPS ground service, with next business day delivery to most areas within the state. Delivery to far northern Wisconsin or an out of state location may take longer. Milwaukee area attorneys may also have materials delivered to the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center (MLRC) through our once-a-week interlibrary delivery service. When time is critical, FedEx shipping is another option.
How much does it cost?
For attorneys, the cost depends on the delivery method you choose:
- UPS ground delivery: $10.00 per item plus return delivery.
- FedEx delivery: $10.00 per item, plus FedEx charges billed directly to your FedEx account. You are also responsible for return delivery costs.
- Interlibrary delivery to the MLRC: No charge. You may also return the materials there for free delivery back to the State Law Library, or ship them directly at your own expense.
Your loan period is 3 weeks, with an option to renew them for one additional week if needed. You may renew materials online with your library card number, or you may contact the library for assistance.
For judges, materials are shipped no charge; you are responsible for return delivery costs. We use UPS ground service unless you request another method. Your loan period is 30 days, and you may also renew materials online with your library card number or by contacting the library.
To take advantage of this convenient service, please contact our Reference Desk. We look forward to hearing from you.