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Non-Law School Patron Guide to Law Library Access and Use Policies

This guide describes access and use policies at the Robert S. Marx Law Library for non-law students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.

Welcome

Welcome to the Robert S. Marx Law Library!

Circulation DeskThis guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist non-law patrons. While the primary mission of the Robert S. Marx Law Library is to support research, scholarship, and learning for faculty and students in the College of Law, the Law Library also makes many of its resources available to members of the University of Cincinnati community, and the local bench and bar.

Members of the general public, businesses, and organizations may access the Law Library for the purpose of conducting legal research. Individuals who wish to use the Law Library's collection of U.S. Federal Depository documents are also welcome.

Library Access & Hours

College of Law Building Access

The College of Law building doors are unlocked Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm except during holidays.

Winter Season Hours & Access (Dec. 23, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023)

Building doors are locked. The Library Service Suite and Circulation Desk are closed.  

Library Service Hours

Circulation and reference are only available during certain hours. Hours vary during holidays. You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at the Law Library's website. If you need circulation assistance, please contact the Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis.

  • Circulation hours:
    • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday
    • Closed during Winter Season Days (see above)

Reference 

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Schedule an appointment 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 Emergencies & Facilities Issues

To report an emergency, dial 911. To report any personal non-emergency or after hours facility-related urgent issues, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111. To report facility-related issues during business hours, please contact the Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis.

Lending of Library Materials

  • The Law Library does not lend library materials to Non-UC patrons unless they are members in good standing of an OhioLINK or SearchOhio institution (if you are a member in good standing of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and have a valid pin number, for example, you can check out books) or a community borrower.

  • Non-UC patrons who are not members of an OhioLINK or SearchOhio institution may obtain borrowing privileges by becoming a Community Borrower. Persons wanting to become a Community Borrower must do so in person with proper identification at Langsam. For more information on becoming a Community Borrower, see the UC Libraries Borrow Materials page.  

  • Library materials may be used within the Library during regular hours, but may not be removed from the Library. Under certain circumstances, an I.D. will be required to use materials on the premises. A photocopier and scanner are available in the Library for the use of all patrons.

Directions & Parking

College of Law GPS Address: 2925 Campus Green Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45221

Directions

From I-75 Southbound

  • Travel south on I-75 and take the Mitchell Ave. exit towards St. Bernard (Exit 6).
  • Turn left on Mitchell Ave. and then a left onto Vine St.
  • Follow Vine St. until you reach MLK Jr. Dr. Turn right onto MLK Jr. Dr.
  • The College of Law will be on your left.
  • When you reach the College of Law, turn left onto Woodside Drive. Here you will have access to turn left into the Campus Green Garage (attached to the College of Law) or turn right into Woodside Garage.

From I-71 Southbound

  • Travel south on I-71 until you reach the Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. exit.
  • Turn left at the light onto MLK Jr. Drive. You will now be traveling east. The College of Law will be about a mile down the road on your left.
  • When you reach the College of Law, turn left onto Woodside Drive. Here you will have access to turn left into Campus Green Garage (attached to the College of Law) or turn right into Woodside Garage.

From I-75 Northbound

  • Travel north on I-75 until you reach the Hopple Street exit.
  • Turn right on Hopple St. Note that the street changes its name to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
  • The College of Law will be on your right.
  • To park, turn right onto Woodside Drive. Here you will have access to turn left into Campus Green Garage (attached to the College of Law) or turn right into Woodside Garage.

From I-71 Northbound

  • Travel north until I-71 until you reach Exit 3.
  • Take Exit 3 onto Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
  • Turn right onto MLK Jr. Drive. You will now be traveling east. The College of Law will be about a mile down the road on your left.
  • When you reach the College of Law, turn left onto Woodside Drive. Here you will have access to turn left into Campus Green Garage (attached to the College of Law) or turn right into Woodside Garage.

Parking At UC

The parking most convenient to the College of Law can be found at the Campus Green Garage (attached to the College of Law) or the Woodside Garage via MLK Jr. Drive. You can check live garage availability on the university parking website.

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