Student Services and Policies
Reference Librarians are available to assist the faculty, students, attorneys, and members of the public with many services. Our Librarians can assist faculty and students with short research assignments, run quick electronic searches, create bibliographies or guides, and offer research instruction to students. Please contact Lorraine Lorne (575-5834) to request these services.
The Young Law Library handles interlibrary loan requests. This service is provided free to all students, staff, and faculty. If you would like for the Law Library to help find resources for you, please speak with Lorraine Lorne (575-5834) and she will be able to help you find and request titles.
The library has two photocopiers located opposite the Reference Desk and one copier in the stacks near the Circulation Desk. Two copiers accept IDs with Razorbuck$ or Razorbuck$ cards and one accepts bills and coins only. The copiers produce copies for paper sizes of 8.5 x 11 and 8.5 x 14. The cost per page copied is 15 cents for coin-operated copiers and 12 cents for card-operated copiers. To purchase a visitor’s Razorbuck$ card, or add value to your current card, you must use the vending machine across from the Reference Desk or visit the Service center in the Union.
The Circulation Desk is located next to the Beasley Hall Entrance of the Law Library on the 2nd floor. Because this is a research library, some titles may not circulate. Those titles that do circulate may be checked out for twenty-eight days. Reserve items check out and renew for two hours at a time, and you may renew items in person or by using InfoLinks’ “My Library Account.” Any Law Library user may request that an item be recalled or held for that user upon its return to the Law Library. Reserve books may no be recalled or held. You must have a valid University ID to check out items.
The Computer Lab is located in Room 236 on the 2nd floor. The lab’s networked computers may be used by law students for word processing, online research, and e-mail. Lexis and Westlaw printers will be available to students after they have received instruction, and they may retrieve those print jobs from Room 235B. All other print jobs from the Computer Lab are sorted by Circulation and can also be retrieved from Room 235B.
Food: Snack foods and drinks in spill-proof containers are allowed in the Law Library. Please refrain from bringing in meals.
Phones: Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or muted while in the Law Library. All calls should be taken outside the library.
Quiet Study Areas: Patrons should keep conversations quiet out of respect for those patrons studying around them. The 1st floor area of the Law Library is designated as a quiet study area; group study should be conducted in other areas of the library, such as the mezzanine or conference rooms.
Conference Rooms: Three conference rooms on the 2nd floor are available for the use of law students only and may be reserved in two-hour increments per day by signing up on a sheet posted on each of the conference room doors.
Lost items: Lost and found items are held at the Circulation Desk.
If you wish to purchase items with your Law School funds, please contact Monika Szakasits (575-2389). Please let her know where you wish to locate the new materials: your office, the Reserve Collection or another location in the Library. Once the items are received they will be processed by our Acquisitions Librarian and sent to your office or the appropriate Library location.
Faculty publications are collected by the Law Library for our Preservation Collection. These publications will be on display in the new Library wing, and most of the publications will be available for download on the Faculty Directory.
The Library has both paper and electronic reserve services available.
If you have a book, article or other items to put on Reserve, please fill out a “Reserve Placement Request” for each title and submit it with the item(s) to Monika Szakasits (575-2389). Please let us know when you would like the titles available to the students. Titles are routinely removed at the end of the semester or after the date specified on the request. Upon removal from Reserve, personal copies and photocopies will be returned to the instructor.
The Electronic Reserves are copies of materials made available to the students online. Electronic files are attached to the system and processed as we would a paper copy. Please let us know if you would like to use this service for any of your Reserve items.
The Library subscribes to many electronic services you may find useful in your research or classes. Some services are limited to certain IP ranges or workstations, or the information is on a CD. Other services require you to use passwords. Journal titles with electronic subscriptions will have a link to that e-service on the journal’s InfoLinks record. If you have any questions about these services, or would like to recommend a subscription service to the Library, please contact Monika Szakasits (5-2389).
For a listing of the electronic services provided by the Library, please see our Research pages.
All Law Library titles may circulate to the faculty for a semester at a time. We do ask that you take a moment to please check out those items you remove from the Library. If you are rushed for time we will simply make a quick note of what is being checked out and allow the items to go through. If you currently have any items not checked out, please let us know by email or phone and we will make the change to our catalog.
If you need to use or need help with a projector, laptop, video player, etc., please contact our Audio/Visual department (Bob Wheeler) by phone (200-2654), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in-person (WATR Room 202-EA). Please inform the staff of your needs as soon as possible so your request can be scheduled.
Please contact our Computer Services department if you are having any problems with your computers, printers or networking. Please inform them of any needs as soon as possible.