Use this guide as a reference for finding materials within the law library. If you have any questions, please see a reference librarian.
Students are advised to be aware of the Library's Lending Policies for information on the circulation of materials, recalls, and obtaining materials from other Rutgers University Libraries and through interlibrary loan.
Maps of the Law Library are available below.
RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Study room reservations can be made through the intranet.
Reference Librarians: The reference staff of the Law Library consists of experienced legal researchers who are knowledgeable in all aspects of legal research. They can facilitate your use of the Library's resources, including electronic databases, interlibrary loan, and special services.
Reference librarians are available during scheduled hours at the reference desk, located on the 3rd floor just beyond the circulation desk, or by appointment. Students preparing to write seminar papers or wishing to review research skills before starting a part-time job or clerkship are particularly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a reference librarian.
|David Batista||Liason to faculty, room 311|
|A. Hays Butler||Government documents, room 303|
|Charlotte Schneider||Reference Librarian, room 307|
|Nancy Talley||Reference Librarian, room 305|
|Genevieve Tung||Head of Circulation & Reference Librarian, room 309|
Research Guides: The Law Library has a growing collection of research guides prepared by reference librarians. Topics include legal ethics and administrative law, as well as guides to different kinds of legal literature: law reviews, statutes, form books, treaties, etc. The guides are available from the display outside the Computer Lab, or from the Law Library website, here.
Photocopiers, Copy Cards and Change: Photocopiers are located on each floor of the Law Library. Copy Cards can be purchased at the Circulation Desk. There is an initial charge of $.50 for each card. Once purchased, credit can be added to the cards at any of the copy machines in the Library. A change machine can also be found on the 3rd floor near the Circulation Desk.
The Online Catalog locates books, journals and other materials held by the Law Library. Terminals for the online catalog are located on each floor of the Law Library. A guide to searching the catalog is available near the Reference Desk on the third floor.
Online Catalog (Abbreviations)
|3rd||Third floor, across the bridge from the reference desk|
|4th||Fourth floor (stairs just beyond reference desk)|
|5th||Fifth floor (stairs just beyond reference desk)|
|Oversize 4th floor||Fourth floor, across from study room|
|USGD||U.S. Government Documents Collection|
|REFERENCE DESK||see reference librarian|
|RESERVE||ask for assistance|
|Dictionaries||Reference desk and Third floor|
|Exams||Reserve and online|
|Form books||Third floor|
|Periodicals Indexes||Fourth floor|
|Law Reviews and Journals||Fourth (A-L) & Fifth (L-Z) floors, in alphabetical order|
|Legal Encyclopedias||Third floor|
|Oversize Books||Fourth floor, across from study room|
|New Jersey Materials||Fourth floor, relevant stacks have signs|
|Government Documents||Fourth Floor|
|Restatements||Third floor and reserve|
|State Materials||Fourth floor|
|U.S. Federal Materials||Third floor|
Call Number Guide
|A - KF, except JX & KD||Third floor, across the bridge from the reference desk|
|KFA - KFW (state materials)||Fourth floor|
|L - Z||Fourth floor|
|USGD / SU-Doc No.||Fourth floor|
|PER||Fourth & Fifth floors|
|JX, KD and other Foreign Materials||Fifth floor|