The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges once said: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” OK, maybe the CharlotteLaw Library is not paradise, but it will be a vital part of your law school career.
Where is the library? When is it open? What are its features? Read on to find out . . .
Where is the library and when is it open?
The library is on the 2nd floor of the law school building. Regular hours are as follows:
7:00am – 11:00pm Mon – Fri
9:00am – 10:00pm Sat
9:00am – 11:00pm Sun
Library hours will change during mid-term exams, final exams, and holiday periods. For complete library hours for the fall semester, click here.
How do I use the library collection?
You can locate books, journals, databases, DVDs, and other resources by searching the library catalog. To borrow items from our collection, see our circulation policy. To borrow items we do not own, see our interlibrary loan policy.
Does the library charge fines for overdue or lost items?
Yes. See the circulation policy for details.
Does the library have all my textbooks?
Yes! One copy of every course textbook is on reserve in the library. Copies of certain study aids are also on reserve. Course reserves are available at the circulation desk, and they may be checked out for a 3-hour period.
Where can I study in the library?
The library has 11 group study rooms that can accommodate 2-6 people. The rooms may be reserved for 2-hour periods, up to 24 hours in advance. Rooms must be reserved before they can be used. To reserve a room, contact the library circulation desk.
In addition, there are numerous carrels, work tables, and plush chairs throughout the library. In all, the library can seat roughly 300 people.
How do I photocopy or print from a computer?
The library has three photocopiers, each of which requires a user name and password to operate. (These are the same as your e-mail user name and password.) All copies count against your student quota.
In addition, there is a 23-terminal computer lab in the library (room 217). To print in the lab, you’ll need the same user name and password needed for the copiers. Lab print jobs count against your student quota.
For Westlaw or LexisNexis print jobs, there are dedicated Westlaw and Lexis printers in room 215, beside the computer lab. Print jobs sent to these printers do not count against your student quota.
How do I get library help?
Circulation desk: 704-971-8574
Borrowing or returning books, using course reserves, using study rooms
Reference desk: 704-971-8573
Research questions, Westlaw & Lexis assistance, LP I assistance
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