Library

Library Policies

 

R U L E S   A N D   R E G U L A T I O N S

For more detailed information about the Law Library’s policies, please see the LAW LIBRARY GUIDE.

 

LI B R A R Y   H O U R S

The College of Law Library will be open during the hours listed below, unless otherwise posted, throughout the summer, fall and spring semesters:

Monday – Thursday     7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday                               7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday                          8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday                          10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Law Library will also set extended hours for exam periods.

During semester breaks, the library hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday          7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Library Circulation Desk:   (407) 254-3263
Library Reference Desk:    (407) 254-3289

 

A C C E S S   T O   T H E   L A W   L I B R A R Y

The College of Law Library occupies the entire first, second and Fourth floors of the south wing of the law school, with a computer lab on the third floor.  The arrangement of the library is as follows:

 

First Floor

  • Circulation and Reference Desk
  • Reserve Desk
  • Library Staff Offices
  • Public Computer Terminals
  • Microfiche Room
  • Law Review Offices
  • Restrooms
  • Library Technical Services Department

 

Second Floor

  • Library Stacks, including Florida and Federal resources and case reporters
  • Study Carrels
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Restrooms

 

Third Floor

  • Computer Workstations/Lab

 

Fourth Floor

  • International Law Collection
  • Virgil Hawkins Collection
  • Special Collections Room
  • Library Stacks, including subject specific resources, law reviews and fiction collection
  • Study Carrels
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Restrooms

 

F O O D   &   B E V E R A G E S   A N D   S M O K I N G

Eating and smoking are prohibited in the Law Library.  Beverages are permitted in the Law Library ONLY in approved spill-proof containers.

 

C O M P U T E R-A I D E D   L E G A L   R E S E A R C H

The Law Library maintains subscriptions to numerous databases, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, LoisLaw, LegalTrac and Florida Law Weekly, to assist with legal research.  Students may obtain database information and passwords from a Public Services Librarian. The Law Library webpage contains additional information regarding legal databases available to law students, as well as links to those resources.

 

C O M P U T E R S

The Law Library has six computer terminals and one ADA compliant workstation on the first floor.  An additional thirty terminals are available on the third floor in the computer lab.  The microfiche room on the first floor houses two computers to access the microfiche collection, as well as a microform reader.

 

P R I N T E R S   A N D   P H O T O C O P I E R S

Printers are operated by the Pay for Print System.  An Equitrac “value” machine will allow students to place money on their Rattler card.  The value machines are located on the first and third floors adjacent to the printers. Students may print documents from LexisNexis and Westlaw to designated printers in the computer lab at no charge. Coin operated photocopiers are located on the first and third floors of the library.

 

G R O U P   S T U D Y   R O O M S

Group study rooms are available on the second and fourth floors of the Law Library.  Rooms may be reserved at the circulation desk for groups of two or more student.