The inmate electronic legal (law) library is located in the education department. The legal library contains all materials required by BOP policy for the preparation and submission of federal questions of law, beginning with the Administrative Remedy process through the U.S. District court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Typewriters, legal forms, and supplies for use in preparing legal documents are available as well. The typewriters and supplies are for legal work only. If you have a problem regarding Wisconsin state law, there is a legal advisory service available through the University of Wisconsin Law School Intern Program. You may request an interview with members of that staff through your unit team if you need assistance with Wisconsin state law and cannot afford an attorney on your own.
The law library is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Thursday, 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., and Saturday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Resource (Leisure) Library
The resource/leisure library is also located in the education department and has available a wide range of reading material. Books are available for research as needed for college classes, as well as books for leisure reading. Resource materials can be utilized in the library only and are not available for checkout. Most of the books may be checked out by inmates. In addition to books, the library also subscribes to a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. The newspapers and magazines are for use in the library only and may not be removed. The hours the leisure library is open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Thursday, 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., and Saturday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Inmates may order books from outside libraries through the Inter-Library Loan Program. The inmate will be held financially responsible if a book is lost, stolen, or damaged. Order forms are available in the resource library.