Law Library services offer legal information for the University community, alumni, the judiciary, members of the bar, and the general public. The Law Library provides and supports students, faculty access, and user privileges to library collections and other information resources consistent with all programs of instruction.
Circulation services include maintaining the Reserve collection, assist with the use of copiers/printers, study room reservations, assist as needed in the computer lab, the checkout of circulating, reserve, and audio-visual materials and equipment. The staff members at the circulation desk answer basic questions and direct patrons to librarians or to other College and University personnel who can best help them. Circulation Staff provides services as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The reference area is the heart of public services and operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the weekends, reference service is available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Reference area is maximized by the office location of all reference librarians. Library offices are located directly across, to the right, from the Circulation. Librarians observe an open-door policy. Reference librarians provide point-of-use instruction, publications such as guides, personal assistance, and training in the use of traditional and non-traditional resources to students, faculty, and other patrons throughout the day. Reference services is available as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday:10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The technical services include acquisitions, set up, and organization of materials for shelving. These services include updates to the online catalog (OPAC). The librarians and staff provide the faculty with routing services for current periodicals and other materials as requested. The library offers routine cataloguing and coding services. These services also include sorting returned books, periodicals, and other items by returning them to their designated shelves, the appropriate files, or the archive area. Before reshelving returned materials, technicians look for any damage and try to make repairs.
The librarians support the teaching of the College of Law through a variety of services. They teach courses, and at the request of faculty members, provide instructional sessions to educate students concerning sources and research techniques relevant to particular courses. The librarians teach courses in advanced legal research, technology use, and other law courses.
Interlibrary Loan Services