Welcome! Law Library Basics for New Students


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We want to welcome all of the incoming 1Ls, LLMs, and transfer students to the Charlotte School of Law Library. We are always happy to answer questions whether at the Reference Desk, Circulation Desk, or roaming the halls of the law school, but we thought we’d take a moment to address some of the most popular ones around this time of year.

What are the hours?

The library’s space will be open 7am-11pm on Monday-Friday and 8am-11pm on Saturday and Sunday. The reference desk is staffed 9am-6pm on Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm on Friday, and 12pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The circulation desk is staffed 8am-10pm on Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 12pm-9pm on Sunday.

Where can I print?

Law students may print 800 pages per academic semester on any of the Law School printers free of charge. If a student exceeds the 800 print quota at any time he/she will need to add additional funds before being able to print more pages. Students can add additional funds to their print cards through the finance department.

You can print to the Law School printers from your personal laptop, click here for further details and and instructions.

LexisNexis printing is free if you send your print job to the LexisNexis printer. The LexisNexis printer is located in the computer lab on the eighth floor.

Where can I scan or make photocopies?

There are several computer labs with printing and copying abilities throughout the law school. There is a copy room with three printer/copy machines on the fourth floor of the library. There is also a printer/copier on the fifth floor of the library, right in front of the reference desk. There is no cost to scan and email a document. Scanned copies that are printed counts towards your printing quota.

When will I get my Westlaw and Lexis passwords?

We will distribute LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords to 1Ls at the new student orientation next Friday, August 15th.  If you are not at the orientation to get your passwords please stop by the reference desk on the fifth floor

How do I check books out? 

When you get your student ID there will be a barcode printed on the back. You use this barcode to check-out any library materials. You also use this barcode to access any of CSL’s electronic databases while off campus.

How do I know what’s on reserve for my classes? 

The Library maintains a list of books on reserve for Law School classes both electronically and in print at the Circulation Desk.

Have other questions?

We’re sure you do. Stop by the Reference Desk, send us and email or give us a call at (704)971-8574.

~Minerva Mims~

 

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