Central Hower Library Location Temporarily Closed

Due to nonworking air-conditioning and extreme heat conditions, the Law Library location at Central Hower will be closed until further notice.  The law library staff will be available at the law library at the Law Center, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m..

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What is Available at the Law Librar(ies!) this Summer?

Due to construction, the law library is now in TWO locations:

  • The Law Library at the Law Center: Course books for summer classes are here.
  • Central Hower High School Room 322: See Campus Map.  The Central Hower location contains a mini collection of current library materials.

For more information, see the library’s short (< 4 minutes) video: Law Library Construction Update: A Tale of Two Law Libraries

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OASP and Sum & Substance – Circulation and Fine Changes for Finals

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Friday, April 29, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed. Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

And don’t forget our ONLINE STUDY AIDS on Akron Law Digital and  West Academic Study Aids – no worries about fines when you use these great online resources!

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Find the Law in Each of the Fifty States – Fast!

Finding the law in each of the 50 states is a typical law firm research assignment for summer associates.  Or, you may be writing a paper and want to discuss and compare the law in the 50 states. Sure, you could search databases of state statutes, regulations and/or cases.  But there may be sources that already compile the results for you!  There are 50 State Surveys on Lexis and Westlaw, CCH Intelliconnect Smart Charts, and a whole lot more.  Find them on our new research guide, Fifty-State Law Surveys .

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Law Library Survey Gift Card – the Winner is…

43 students entered our drawing for the $50 Amazon Gift Card.  The drawing was an incentive for taking the Law Library student survey.  And the winner of the gift card is …. Julie Jakmides! Congratulations and happy shopping to Julie!

Thanks to everyone who took the survey.  We received a lot of good feedback and suggestions.

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