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A basic orientation to services in the Jenner Law Library

Special Notice: Law Library Construction in Spring and Summer 2019

Due to a major construction project, the Law Library's physical collections and study areas will be unavailable to patrons until mid-2019. 

Members of the general public may contact the Reference Desk, at, for details on alternate law libraries.

The Circulation Desk is operating in its normal location, at the main entrance to the Law Library. Until the construction project is finished sometime over the summer, the Circulation Desk is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Circulation Desk is not currently open on Saturday or Sunday. The Circulation Desk is available by phone at 217-333-2915 during its operating hours.

The Reference Desk is currently available by email at and via chat, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at You may request an appointment with a member of the Reference staff by sending a message to

The Law Library's physical items are available by request for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, through the online catalog. To request an item, please go to the record in the online catalog for the item, click on the "Request Item" tab, verify that the correct item is listed under "Choose item," and then choose UIUC LAW CIRC DESK under "Choose pick-up location" if you would like the item brought to the Law Library's Circulation Desk. 

Note: You may log into the online catalog, at the top-right corner of any page in the catalog, to set your default pick-up location to UIUC LAW CIRC DESK. 

IMPORTANT: Due to the continuing construction in certain areas of the Law Library, some items will not be available for request. These items are in the following Library of Congress (LC) call number ranges: 

  • JX3 -- JX18; JX6002 (International Law)
  • K1 -- K30 (Comparative Law, Journals)
  • K37 -- K9242 (Comparative Law, Generally)
  • KB (Religious Law, Generally)
  • KBM (Jewish Law)
  • KBP (Islamic Law)
  • KBR (Canon Law, History)
  • KBS (Canon Law, Eastern Churches)
  • KBU (Law of the Roman Catholic Church/Holy See)
  • KJ (European Law, History)
  • KJA (Roman Law)
  • KJC (European Law, Generally)
  • KJE (European Union Law)
  • KZ -- KZD (Law of Nations/Law of the Sea/Law of Space)

The materials that fall into the LC call number ranges above may still be requested from other libraries through I-Share and Interlibrary Loan by visiting

Any updates to this schedule will be posted here and on the Law Library's Facebook page, at

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Welcome to the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Memorial Law Library at the University of Illinois, the nation's 14th largest law library. We offer students, faculty, and members of the community top-notch legal academic resources. All of our reference librarians are experts in legal research, with graduate degrees in both law and information science. The Law Library's various seating areas provide comfortable space for research and scholarship, offering a variety of options for both quiet and group study. Wireless access to the Internet is available to the University of Illinois College of Law and larger University of Illinois communities. In this guide, you will learn about our services, how to find books, journals and online resources, as well as our hours, policies, and contact information. There is also a section of the guide that will provide links to other useful guides and resources.