The Law Library is a major resource for legal information, serving the university community, the practicing bar, and the general public. With only a few exceptions, the services and facilities of the Law Library are available to all on an equal basis. The primary mission of the Law Library is to support the curriculum and the research needs of faculty and students of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. This primary mission motivates the adoption of policies and procedures as well as the provision of materials, equipment, and services.
Anyone may use the facilities, either to consult legal materials or as a place of quiet study. Because of availability and demand, much of the Law Library’s collection does not circulate, but materials that do circulate may be checked out by any resident of Louisville, commensurate with circulation policies and procedures.
The circulation desk is always staffed when the library is open, and librarians are available to assist with reference questions and assist patrons in accessing library materials. While library personnel must be careful not to interpret the law or engage in the unauthorized practice of law, they are available to help all patrons locate and use the library’s resources, facilitating access to and dissemination of legal information.
Circulating materials may be borrowed for up to 28 days by UofL students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers. Community borrowers must be Kentucky residents over 18 years of age with a valid driver's license or other state-issued photo id. Many items in the library may not be borrowed, and materials on reserve may only be borrowed for 4 hours for use within the library.
There are two computer labs in the library, one on the first floor and one in the basement, for law student use. Public computers are located in the first floor reading room. Two public computers, one in the first floor reading room and one in the basement, are dedicated for access to the library's online catalog.
Printers, Photocopiers & Scanners
Photocopiers and scanners are located in the first floor reading room. Photocopying costs 25 cents per page, while scanning using the machines attached to public computer terminals is free. Public printing is not available, but law students may access a wireless printer in the computer lab.
For more details about these or other library resources, see thecontact the Law Library