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New Law Grad Guide to Law Library Services

This guide is for graduating third year students of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. It describes access to the library, its resources, and its services once you graduate.

Welcome

Welcome to the Robert S. Marx Law Library!

This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist new graduates. 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.

 

Library Access

The University of Cincinnati recognizes the health and safety benefits of a multi-phased return to campus in advance of the start of the fall semester. Each of the four phases of this stepwise approach is underpinned by a set of essential health and safety measures. All members of our community are expected to do their part to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others.    

At this time the Robert S. Marx physical location is closed. We continue to support our students, faculty and staff online. Faculty and students needing law library assistance should contact a law librarian.

Library users are encouraged to keep library materials. Fines will not be incurred for UC, OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan items. UC Library Services Update

Library Resources

What Electronic Resources Can Alumni Access?

Alumni may access UCLID, the University's online catalog, selected Law Library and University databases, or U.S. Federal Depository resources on the web through the three public computers in the Library. Alumni also have access to a limited selection of Westlaw databases through a dedicated computer located on the third floor of the Law Library. While this service does not provide access to all Westlaw databases, it does provide access to federal and state primary legal materials, as well as KeyCite.

Due to license restrictions, we cannot offer access to Lexis Advance, Westlaw (other than through the Westlaw Public Access terminal), or B-Law. Due to license restrictions, we also cannot offer off-campus access to databases to graduates.

Checking Out Books

  • Library accounts will expire in May 2021. Once your library account expires you will no longer have the ability to check out books unless you become a community borrower or you are a member of an OhioLINK or Search Ohio library. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a Search Ohio library.
  • Information on becoming a community borrower and borrowing privileges can be found on the University Libraries Borrow Materials page.
  • Library materials not checked out may be used within the Library during regular hours. Under certain circumstances, an I.D. will be required to use materials on the premises. Photocopiers are available in the Library for the use of all patrons.

Where Else Can You Go for Resources?

Local alumni needing remote access to databases such as ALI-ABA Practical Lawyer, FastCase treatises, Ebsco, HeinOnline, Fastcase, and CCH may want to become subscribers the the Hamilton County Law Library. The Hamilton County Law Library also provides on-site access to print resources, BNA, Ohio Capital Connection, Lexis, and Westlaw for its subscribers. You can see a complete list of their services and information on how to join on their website

Email & IT Services

  • Your student email account will remain active as long as you are enrolled as a student at UC.  After you graduate or leave the University, you may continue to use your student email account for as long as you wish, as long as you log into the account at least once every semester. Please note that this applies even if you forward your mail to another address. 
  • Students will be able to access their OneDrive accounts as long as their student email remains active.
  • Access to Law Library computer lab accounts will end a year after graduation. Any UC/College print subsidy will be wiped the week before Intro to Law week.
  • For a refund on any money that has been put onto a Bearcat card, alumni will need to submit a written request to the Bearcat Card Services Office. A $5.00 processing fee will be deducted from the refund.
  • Guests can access the Internet anywhere on campus where wireless internet service is currently available. When guests search for internet access, they should select the “ucguest” option. Users must review and accept UCIT’s terms of use before a connection will be allowed. Guests may need to supply identification information before access will be allowed.

Photocopiers

The Law Library provides a photocopier and a scanner for public use. The photocopy machine accepts copy cards that are available for $1.00 through vending machines near the copiers. These cards reduce the per-copy cost to $.07. The cards are issued with a $.50 balance, and value may be added at any copier. Otherwise, copies are $.10 each, and the machine accepts coins and one dollar and five dollar bills. The Library Circulation Desk does not have change. Our cards do not work in any other UC library, and cards from other UC libraries will not work in our copiers. The scanner does not print but allows you to scan materials that you can then email, upload to the cloud, or save to a USB.

Microform readers and reader printers are available for patrons to use at no charge.

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material; the person using library equipment is liable for any infringement.

Directions & Parking

Directions

From I-75 Southbound

  • Travel south on I-75 until you reach the Hopple Street exit. Take the exit to the top of the overpass.
  • Turn left at the light onto Hopple. You will now be travelling east. Cross over I-75. Follow the road up the hill. Note that the street changes its name to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
  • When you reach Clifton Avenue, make a right turn and continue up Clifton Avenue. The College of Law is at the southwestern corner of the campus. The College will be on your left at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Street.

From I-71 Southbound

  • Take Exit 3 - Taft Rd. exit (marked University of Cincinnati exit). Taft Rd. is one-way heading west and changes to Calhoun Street at Jefferson Avenue.
  • Take Taft/Calhoun to Clifton Avenue.
  • Right on Clifton. The College of Law is at the southwestern corner of the campus. The College will be on your right at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Street.

From I-75 Northbound

  • Travel north on I-75 until you reach the Hopple Street exit. The exit will be on your LEFT. Take the left exit up to the light. This is Hopple Street.
  • Turn left at the light onto Hopple. You will now be travelling east. Cross over I-75. Follow the road up the hill. Note that the street changes its name to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
  • When you reach Clifton Avenue, make a right turn and continue up Clifton Avenue. The College of Law is at the southwestern corner of the campus. The College will be on your left at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Street

From I-71 Northbound

  • Travel north until I-71 merges with I-75 just south of Florence, Kentucky.
  • Stay on I-75 across the river.
  • Follow the directions for approaching the campus on I-75 northbound.

Parking At UC

The parking most convenient to the College of Law can be found at the CCM Parking Garage, off Jefferson via Corry Boulevard or the USquare (West) Garage on Calhoun. (map PDF)

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