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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!

Circulation DeskThis 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 & Hours

College of Law Building Access

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

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

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

To report any personal or facility-related emergency, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111.

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 public computer in the Library Service Suite. Alumni also have access to a limited selection of Westlaw databases through a dedicated computer located in the Library Service Suite. 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, 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 2023. 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.

Scanner

The Law Library provides a scanner for public use.

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.

Study Rooms and Carrels

  • Graduating law students may use Law Library Study Rooms to study for the bar.
  • Access to study rooms for students taking the summer bar exam ends after the bar exam.

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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