The Law Library is pleased to announce that it now has four additional laptops (total of six) available for students, faculty and staff to borrow.

All laptops are equipped with wireless internet access and the full Microsoft Office Suite.  Laptops may be checked out for 24 hours.

The Law Library will have reduced hours during fall break from October 12 -18.

Monday – Friday:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reference Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Weekends:             Closed

As  job interview season approaches, Rooms B20A and B20B in the basement of the Law Library are now available to students for the purpose of conducting phone and Skype interviews in a private space.

Reservations can be made in advance at the Circulation Desk, and keys may be picked up at your allotted time from the same location.

Please contact Janet Gillespie with questions at jmg32@cornell.edu or 607-255-5854.

Carrel signups will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3 and 4.  Carrels located on the first, fourth, new ground, and basement floors may be reserved for one semester at a time by 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and exchange students. Carrels located on the second floor may not be reserved and are available daily on a first-come, first served basis. All carrels are numbered.  A carrel map will be made available with the signup form for easy identification. Each carrel must be shared by two students.  Students may select a carrel partner or choose to have the library assign one.

Students may reserve carrels in person at the Law Library on a first-come, first-served basis. The signup period will span two days:

  • Tuesday, September 3: Reserved for students who are serving on journals, moot courts, or working for a professor.
  • Wednesday, September 4: For the remainder of the students identified above.

Please see Janet Gillespie in room 352 between the hours of 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm on the appropriate day. Questions may be directed to Janet at jmg32@cornell.edu or 607-255-5854.

Since classes begin next week, the Law Library will have new hours starting tomorrow.  Fall semester hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8am-8pm
  • Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, 10:30am-5pm
  • Sunday, 10:30am-8pm

All law students are invited to an Open House at the Law Library on Tuesday, August 27, Noon-2pm.

Library resources and services will be featured, including:

  • The Reference Desk and Research Assistance in the Library
  • Research Taught in Lawyering
  • Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Passwords
  • Cool Stuff to Borrow at the Circulation Desk
  • Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan Services
  • After Hours Access
  • A Rare Book  Display
  • Laptop Security
  • And More!

Cornell Law students

As the semester draws to a close, we recommend scheduling a customized research consultation with a librarian to prepare for summer employment.  Tailored advice includes, but is not limited to, specific jurisdictional sources, key resources in substantive practice areas, and advanced research skills and strategies. Consultations can be as short as 15 minutes or last up to 60 minutes. Our registration form allows you to specify your interests and needs, and request a particular Research Services Librarian if desired. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk in the Reading Room.

Attention Cornell Law Students:

Are you interested in sharing your opinion about study space in the library?

Consider taking a break next week to enjoy some pizza and weigh in on library space and services.  The library will be hosting a student focus group on Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:30pm in room 389.  The group is open to the first twenty Cornell Law students who sign up here:

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PwbHGtlfffiyEt

We hope you can join us!

In honor of National Library Week, the Law Library is pleased to announce an amnesty for law library fines.  Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 19, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked.

Please note the following:

  • Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive fines for other libraries.
  • Fines that have already posted to your bursar account are not subject to forgiveness under this program.
  • Only overdue/late fines will be cleared, not charges associated with lost, damaged, or otherwise missing items. However, if you still have an item for which you have been billed, bring it back to the library and all charges will be waived.
  • Fines that have been paid in the past are not subject to refund.

Contact Amy Emerson at aae25@cornell.edu with questions.

Print and complete the form LawLibraryBookReturn and submit it with your library materials (if applicable) at the circulation desk.

New things seem to keep happening here at the Law Library.  First, we now have a Popular DVD Collection.  It focuses on law, lawyers, public policy and government in feature films.  While we currently have about 50 DVDs, we expect the size of the collection to increase.  You can browse our collection in the soft seating area of the Reading Room or online at http://guides.library.cornell.edu/popular_law_dvds.  DVDs can be checked out for seven days.

We also have a new self-serve online room reservation system for the Law School community.  Easy access is available via your computer, phone, or tablet at http://lawschool.cornell.libcal.com/booking/rooms.  Reservations may be made for the squash court and study rooms 471 and 473, for a maximum of two hours at a time.

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