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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!

This 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

Building and Library Access

College of Law BuildingVisitors to the College of Law during regular business hours (8:00am -- 5:00pm) should enter through the Clifton Avenue doors. Law students, law faculty, and law staff have 24/7 access to the Law Library. New graduates retain their 24/7 access through the summer. Other patrons may only remain in the Library during the hours that the Law Library is open. Please visit uc.edu/publichealth for COVID-19 and Return to Campus updates. For updates on other UC Libraries, please visit the UC Library Services Update page. You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at https://law.uc.edu/education/library.html.

Library Hours

Summer:

  • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Closed Monday, May 30
  • Closed Monday, June 20
  • Closed Monday, July 4

The Law Library's hours of operation vary during holidays. For that reason, we advise you to telephone the Law Library at 513-556-0163 in advance of your visit to confirm that the Law Library is open. Law Library hours are also posted on our website.

Reference 

Reference Librarians can facilitate a patron's use of the library, but cannot give legal advice. They can help patrons identify relevant materials and show them how to use library resources effectively. A Reference Librarian may not answer questions concerning the interpretation of the law, which law applies, or the application of law to any particular case. 

To consult with a reference librarian, please contact the circulation desk prior to your trip to the law library to set-up a consultation appointment.  Patrons who come to the law library may use the resources available to the public, but without first making a consultation appointment, there is no guarantee a reference librarian will be available to assist you with your research needs. Also, don't forget the Library's Web page and many research guides

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

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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