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Navigating the Law Library: A Guide for Library Users

Where do I study?

If I want…

  • Silence: The second floor is for silent study (normal-toned conversations are allowed on the first and third floors.)
  • Privacy: There are open carrels and study rooms on the second and third floors; there are also closed carrels on the third floor.
  • Collaboration/group study: besides the study rooms, tables on the first and third floors may be used as collaborative study space, but please keep your conversations at a reasonable level of volume.

Can I print?

Printing is free for students.

  • 1st floor: There are desktop computers and printers in the Student Computer Lab.
  • 2nd floor: There are two printing stations in the Morris Bart Instructional Computer Lab, near the elevators.

Is there a place to take a break?

In the reading room on the first floor, there is a room with a couch, refrigerator, and television with cable. Everything you need for a study break!

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How can I make copies?

There are printer/copiers on the first and second floors of the law library. We use a software system called PaperCut to both manage copying as well as printing from the lab and your laptop computers and other devices. Current details and instructions about PaperCut and using the printer/copiers are available here:

Printing/Copying in the Law Library

Library Hours

Typical semester hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-11pm

For hour changes or holiday hours, check the library calendar on the main law library web page. Sign will always be posted on the library door to indicate any upcoming schedule change.

Where can I find books?

1st Floor—> Study aids; Louisiana law journals; reserve materials.

2nd Floor—> Louisiana law; general American law; reference; statutes; case reporters.

3rd Floor—> Law journals; foreign, comparative, and international law.

Can I find research help?

Absolutely! Our law librarians can help you plan research, learn research skills, or assist you in finding sources.

Visit the reference desk or schedule an individual meeting online:


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