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1-L Survival Guide

This guide provides vital information on library services for first year law students.

Welcome!

Welcome to the  Robert S. Marx Law Library! 

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Congratulations!  You are now in law school. But now what? As a first year 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 first year in law school. We can help you succeed!

Library Access & Hours

Library Access & Hours

The Law Library physical space is closed to everyone except law faculty, staff, and students. Law students seeking to study in the Law Library should sign in at the circulation desk. For those planning to come on-campus, please make sure and review the UC Spring COVID update regarding required testing.

Spring Hours

  • Circulation services are available Monday -- Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Building access for law students is available Monday -- Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • The Building and the Law Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 18

You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at https://law.uc.edu/education/library.html.

Reference 

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Schedule an appointment or ask a research question 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

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 Victoria Hayes, Financial Administrator at victoria.hayes@uc.edu.

Important Contact Information & Links

Library Director:

Michael Whiteman 
Associate Dean for Law Library Services and Director of the Robert S. Marx Law Library
Professor of Practice
Room 314B, Marx Law Library
513-556-0159
michael.whiteman@uc.edu

Public & Research Services:

Information Technology:

Those seeking IT support and information should contact the following:

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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