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“The gem of IU is the law library, which students claim is ‘without equal in the world, in part because of its staff.’”

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About the Library

The Indiana University Law Library is among the finest academic law libraries in the country. Accessed from the first floor of the Law School, it houses a first-rate collection in Anglo-American law as well as substantial holdings in international and foreign law. In addition to its outstanding print collection, the Law Library offers users access to numerous, important electronic legal information sources through the Online Resources section of this Web site.

A staff that is highly trained in law and legal research is available to assist with your research needs.

In addition to its outstanding collection and staff, the Law Library is a showpiece in the Law School. With its five-story atrium and gracious oak and marble details, the Law Library is not only functional but also a beautiful and inviting place to study.

The Law Library is available for use by faculty and law students. It is also available to students from other units of Indiana University and any member of the public with a need to use the collection. However, in consideration of those with a need to use the collection, the Law Library is not available to non-law students and others as a place for general study.

Have a Question or Suggestion?

Reference questions can be asked through the online Ask a Librarian form. Questions received electronically are reviewed Monday through Friday, and every attempt will be made to respond within 24 to 48 hours. If you need more rapid assistance, please call the reference desk at (812) 855-2938, or come to the Law Library in person. The law librarians are not permitted to give legal advice, and many questions that require extensive research are not within the scope of this service. However, the librarians will be happy to direct you to materials that may help you locate needed information.

Suggestions can be made using the online Make a Suggestion form or by using the suggestion box located on the circulation desk. Concerns and ideas about the Law Library may be submitted here. All signed suggestions will be answered. Selected suggestions may appear in the Law Library’s blog.

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November 30 – December 18, 2015

            Nov. 30 – Dec. 3                   Mon. - Thurs.           7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

            December 4                          Friday                     7:30 a.m. -12:00 midnight

            December 5                          Saturday                 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight

            December 6                          Sunday                    9:00 a.m. -   2:00 a.m.

            December 7 - 10                   Mon. - Thurs.            7:30 a.m. -   2:00 a.m.

            December 11                        Friday                      7:30 a.m. -12:00 midnight

            December 12                        Saturday                  8:00 a.m. -12:00 midnight

            December 13                        Sunday                    9:00 a.m. -   2:00 a.m.

            December 14 - 17                Mon.-Thurs.               7:30 a.m. -   2:00 a.m.

            December 18                        Friday                      7:30 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.



December 19, 2015 - January 12, 2016

            December 19 - 20                Saturday -Sunday             CLOSED

            December 21 - 23                Monday - Wednesday        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

            December 24                       Thursday                         9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon      

            December 25 - 27                Friday - Sunday               CLOSED

            December 28 -31                 Monday – Thursday          10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

            January 1 - 3                       Friday - Sunday               CLOSED

            January 4                            Monday                           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

            January 5 – 8                      Tuesday – Friday              8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

            January 9 – 10                     Saturday – Sunday          CLOSED

            January 11                          Monday                            8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

            January 12                          Tuesday                           Resume Regular Hours


Interactive Maps

If you are having trouble finding your way around the Library, the interactive map can be of great benefit. Using this map, you can find the layout of the collection and the location of staff, conference rooms, the computer lab, and much more. If you need more assistance in using the collection, we offer two tools: a Self-Guided Walking Tour and an audio tour. The information in these tour formats will help you find the core reference collection and how to use the sources.

Students with Special Needs

Study facilities for students with special needs include carrels designed for wheelchairs and study rooms for vision- and hearing-impaired students. In addition, the Office of Disability Services for Students and the UITS Adaptive Technology Center offer assistance to disabled students with specialized equipment and services to meet their individual needs.

Visitor Information

The Law Library is located in the School of Law at 211 S. Indiana Avenue. The School of Law is on the corner of Third Street and Indiana Avenue. Access to the Law Library is from the first floor of the Law School.

For driving instructions and parking information, see the Visitor Information on the Law School’s Web site.

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