The Wisconsin Legislature named the Theobald Legislative Library in honor of Dr. H. Rupert Theobald, the Legislative Reference Bureau chief from 1964 to 1994. The LRB originated in 1901 as the Legislative Reference Library, which evolved into an information and bill drafting office and became the model legislative service agency for other states and the federal government.

Today’s Theobald Legislative Library serves legislators, legislative staff, legislative service agencies, and the public. Library staff provide access to bill drafting records and state documents and to information about Wisconsin legislation and public policy issues.