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LLM Survival Guide

This guide provides vital information on law library services for LL.M. students.


Welcome to the  Robert S. Marx Law Library! 

Congratulations! You are now in the LL.M. program. But now what? As a new law student, you may find yourself needing some help. This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Library can assist you to do more than just survive your time in the LL.M. program. We can help you succeed!

Library Access & Hours

Building and Library Access for Law Students and Faculty 

Image of Law School Front Entrance

Your UC ID (Bearcat Card) will allow you access to the building and the Law Library 24/7. If you forget your UC ID during regular business hours (weekdays, 8:00am -- 5:00pm) enter through the Clifton Avenue doors.

If you forget your UC ID after-business-hours or on the weekend  use the sliding glass doors at the back of the building where a call button has been installed with voice and video links to the Library Circulation Desk. This service is only available during hours that the Law Library is open. See Library Hours for a schedule of open hours.

To enter the Library when it is closed, swipe your ID card through the key-card reader mounted outside the library entrance located across from classroom 302. Exit after-hours through that same door.

Library Hours

Although law faculty and students have 24/7 access to the Library, circulation and reference are only available during certain hours. Hours vary over the summer and during holidays. You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at

  • Circulation hours when classes are in session:
    • Monday -- Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm
    • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Circulation hours when classes are not in session:
    • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Reference Hours

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Call the Reference Desk at 513-556-8078 with research questions and we'll be happy to help with suggestions for sources and tips. Also, don't forget the Library's Web page and many research guides

  • Reference hours when classes are not in session:
    • Monday -- Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. 
  • Reference hours when classes are in session:
    •  Monday -- Thursday 9:00am -- 7:00 PM;
    •  Friday 9:00am -- 5:00pm

Reporting Unauthorized Persons & Emergencies

To report unauthorized persons in the Law Library after hours, or to report any personal or facility-related emergency, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111. Report any problem that you experience with the key-card access function of your I.D. card to Susan Boland, Associate Director of Public & Research Services.

Important Contact Information & Links

Library Director:

Ken Hirsh
Director, Law Library
Professor of Practice
Room 314B, Marx Law Library

Public & Research Services:

  • Circulation Desk: 556-3016

  • Reference Desk: 556-8078

Information Technology:

Note: IT is not part of the Law Library. Those seeking IT support and information should contact the following:

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