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A Welcome to the Library: Facility Use Policy

A basic orientation to services in the Jenner Law Library

The Law Library

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Law Library
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Reference Desk : (217) 244-0614

Facility Use Policies

Food and Drink

The use of tobacco is not permitted anywhere on the University of Illinois' campus. Food is permitted in the Library, so long as it is not messy, smelly, or disruptive. Beverages are allowed; covered containers are preferredStaff reserves the right to ask persons with inappropriate food or beverages to leave the Library. There are lounge and cafeteria areas elsewhere in the law school for eating and refreshment.




Cell Phone Policy

The use of cell phones in the Library is prohibited.




Study Rooms

The Law Library has four large study rooms and two small study rooms. Large study rooms seat six to eight, and small rooms seat two to four.  Law students may reserve the rooms for same-day use online or at the circulation desk. The rooms are available for two hours at a time.




Lost and Found

Check the lost and found at the circulation desk for personal items lost in the Library. The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not leave computers or other valuable items unattended. Library staff will not supervise your belongings under any circumstances.




Library Seating and Carrels


Individuals may not reserve library tables and materials. Tables in the current journals area may be reserved for one-time or ongoing use by College of Law journal organizations only. For more information, please contact Matthew Braun, Associate Director for Access and Operations, at Library materials left overnight on tables may be removed and reshelved; we do not honor "Save" or "Do Not Disturb" requests.


Law students, faculty, and other patrons using the collection will be accommodated ahead of patrons not using law materials. During exam periods, additional restrictions may apply.






U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs, Illinois General Assembly debates, back issues of legal newspapers, federal documents, and foreign publications are just some of the materials available on microform. Lists by cabinet/drawer number and by title are on top of the cabinets in the microforms room on the lower level.


One microform reader-scanner is located in the microforms room. Files should be saved to a usb memory stick – patrons must provide their own, as the library does not loan these. In the event that a memory stick is not available, files can be saved to the desktop and emailed, provided that the file is not too large. For assistance with the microforms machine, please see a reference librarian.


We have also developed a short instructional guide to the microforms machine.