UIC School of Law Library - Frequently Asked Questions
In 2019, UIC acquired the John Marshall Law School (JMLS), now known as the UIC School of Law.
The UIC Louis L. Biro Law Library primarily serves the faculty and students of the UIC School of Law and is administered separately from the UIC University Library. Nevertheless, the Law Library does provide services to the UIC community. For more information, please contact the UIC Library or the Law Library.
Do UIC users have access to the Law Library?
Yes. Individuals with a UIC ID may enter Law School premises.
Where is the Law Library located?
The Law Library is at 300 South State Street, 6th Floor, Chicago IL 60604.
What are the visiting hours for the Law Library?
Law School Library hours are listed on its website.
Do UIC users have access to the electronic resources of the Law Library?
UIC faculty, students and staff have access to many of the Law Library’s electronic resources, but only from computers on-site. Many of the law resources are too expensive to license for the entire UIC campus, and some are restricted to law students and faculty only. Feel free to call the Law School Reference Desk at 312-427-2737, ext. 729 to confirm whether a database is available before going to the Law Library.
How can UIC users borrow print materials from the UIC Law Library?
Until UIC and Law School catalogs are merged in 2023, UIC users can check out materials in person at the Law School Library, or request print materials from the Law School Library through Interlibrary Loan.
Do UIC students and faculty have access to the reference services of the Law Library?
Yes. Law librarians will provide specialized legal reference services to the broader UIC community. This service will be mediated behind the scenes by the librarians. UIC students and faculty outside the School of Law should begin with the chat, email, or in-person services at their college’s primary library (e.g., Daley Library, Library of the Health Sciences).
Does the UIC Law Library maintain its own catalog?
Yes, until 2023. The Law Library will maintain its current integrated library system, including online public access catalog (OPAC), until a cutover to the UIC system in 2023. Until library systems merge, users will need to use the Law Library catalog to locate materials in the law collection. For all other UIC materials, users will need to access the UIC Library Catalog.
Is the UIC School of Law Library open to the public?
No. UIC alumni can access the Law Library as outlined in the FAQ below.
Do alumni from UIC and the UIC School of Law have access to each other’s Libraries?
Yes, alumni of either institution will have access to the collections and facilities of the other’s library, per the policies of each Library. Circulating physical material may be checked out, but remote access to electronic resources is not permitted.
UIC alumni need to present an Alumni Borrowing Card and a photo ID to Law School Security to gain access to the Law School and Library. UIC Law alumni will continue to be issued Law School ID cards for access to the facility and Law Library borrowing, but they will need to get an Alumni Borrowing Card to borrow from the other UIC libraries.
Do UIC users have access to the UIC School of Law network, Wi-Fi, or telephone systems?
UIC visitors have access to the Law School guest Wi-Fi.
How can a UIC user print at the UIC School of Law Library?
UIC visitors will have access to a print station to print using the UIC Wēpa print system.
For more information, please contact us.