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A Welcome to the Library: Fall 2020 Library Services for Law Students

A basic orientation to services in the Jenner Law Library

Fall 2020 Services Overview

The Law Library is resuming services for the Fall 2020 semester. Although our spaces are not open at this time, we are available to you – now more than ever. We understand that you are working from a variety of locations, and we are employing strategies to meet your needs wherever you are. Our policies are evolving to reflect our commitment to sustaining the College of Law’s mission of teaching, learning, and research while protecting the health and safety of our community.

The Law Library

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

Fall 2020 Circulation Services

Printing at the Law Library

The College of Law Library makes a WEPA printer available for students, faculty, and staff. The printer is housed in the law library across from the circulation desk area. Please see the WEPA Printing guide for more information.

Quarantine for Library Materials

The Law Library advises users not to disinfect materials by spraying or wiping them with cleaning solutions or through any other means. We recommend simply quarantining the items for 72 hours. For additional information about library materials and COVID-19 transmission, review the findings of the REALM Project to Produce Science-Based Information to Help Mitigate Exposure to Virus.

 

Circulation Service Point

The Circulation service point will soon become a self-checkout space for members of the law community to retrieve materials from the collection. Use the MeScan self-checkout app or local self-checkout station to borrow items on hold at the Circulation service point. We will send instructions once the self-checkout system is deployed, but contact us via text or email to request materials: 217-334-4035 or law-refdesk@illinois.edu.

 

Requesting Materials from the Law Collection

Send an SMS TEXT to 217-334-4035 or email law-refdesk@illinois.edu to request titles from the Law Collection. Law Library staff will retrieve physical items and place them on hold for retrieval and checkout from the Circulation Service point.

 

University Library Materials, IShare, and Interlibrary Loan

The University Library has designated only two pickup locations for university library materials, IShare, and Interlibrary Loan materials: Main Library and Grainger Engineering Library Information Center.

 

Requesting Materials from the University Libraries

You may access the library catalog (Primo) to request titles from the University Libraries, but you must pick up those titles from either Main or Grainger, the only designated pickup locations for users to retrieve materials.

 

Interlibrary Loan

Library users may submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles, books, and other materials via Iliad, the University Library’s centralized interlibrary loan system. Some titles can be delivered electronically, but pick up physical items from Main or Grainger.

 

IShare Borrowing  

IShare is a consortium of Libraries throughout the state of Illinois. Users may request IShare materials via Primo during COVID-19 restrictions, but they can only pickup requested items from Main or Grainger. Law and other campus libraries are not designated pickup locations.

 

Print Reserves (Law Library Collection)

To borrow materials designated for class, students can text or email the title of the item to 217-334-4035 or law-refdesk@illinois.edu. Library staff will pull the title(s) from the collection and make them available for pickup at the Circulation service point. Students may borrow course-designated materials for one week.

 

Journal Pull (Law Review, Elder Law, Journal of Law Technology and Policy)

Law Library staff will designate a book truck for each journal, pull requested titles, and leave them on the book truck. Journal students can take the truck to the journal offices and return the trucks (with the materials) after the cite check is complete. Students who are unable to locate materials for cite check should contact law library reference, TEXT to 217-334-4035 or email law-refdesk@illinois.edu.

 

Returning Library Materials

Return Law Library materials to the return slot at the Circulation Service point or to the drop box outside the Law Building's Peabody Drive entrance. Return University Library materials, IShare, and ILLiad interlibrary materials to either Main or Grainger.

Law Library materials cannot be returned through campus mail.

 

Casebooks

In compliance with copyright law and established practice for digitizing materials, the Law Library cannot make casebooks available electronically to students.  Upon faculty request, the Law Library may be able to make individual chapters available to borrow for short-term loan.

Please share the following instructions with students who have questions about how to purchase or rent a casebook. This information is also available on the students tab of the Law Library welcome guide.

Casebooks from West Academic or Foundation Press can be purchased on their platform:

Casebooks from Aspen or Wolters Kluwer:

Casebooks from Lexis or Carolina Press: