LAW LIBRARY: LIBRARY SERVICES

The types of questions that our librarian can help you with include: Legal research, locational, using the library online catalog and some non-legal research.

The reference area includes many legal and non-legal reference sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias, citation guides etc. Nearby computer terminals also provide access to the online catalog and the Internet. The computer labs in the law library are restricted to current law students.


Inter-Library Loans

We have not yet worked on Inter-library Loan (ILL) as a formal cooperative agreement among libraries to share material with, or provide photocopies to, other libraries.


Library Membership

The following services are provided for members:

Database Searches:
Reference librarians provide consultation on the applicability of electronic information sources to a member's research needs.

Telephone Information:
Library holdings will be checked upon telephone request. Telephone reference services, cite checking services, and paging services are not available.

Photocopy Service:
Members may request and be billed for photocopies. Requests may be made in person during Library hours or by telephone during library hours. Request made before 3:30 pm are ready by noon the next day for pickup or mailing. (Requests submitted on Friday are available the next Monday). If requested material is unavailable, notification will be given by telephone on the morning the materials are due.

Access to the Library's Online Catalog:
The online catalog of the Library will be ready soon.


Book Purchase Requests

Faculty may request that the Law Library purchase specific titles by sending an email to the Librarian. We do our best to fulfill requests that fall within our Collection Development guidelines.

Please note that we do not purchase foreign case books.


Faculty Scholarship

KUSL Law Library is committed to fostering faculty scholarship and publishing.
The library offers the following services to full-time faculty:

  » Aid in topic selection
  » Preemption checking for a topic you select
  » Customized research summary derived from preemption check
  » Personal assistance to set up alerts, clips, and RSS feeds
  » Training for research assistants
  » Help locating non-legal scholarly articles to support your research
  » Access to items the library does not own through interlibrary loan


Alumni Services

Law Library alumni may use the law library free of charge for two years following graduation, including access to databases from the public terminals and access to the reading room and study space (group study rooms are for currently enrolled students only). Alumni access does not include access to the computer labs.