Law Library


The Law Library is home to Law Databases ranging from Bloomberg Law to WestlawNext, group study rooms, laptop rentals and more. Click through the links below or visit the Law Library in person for more information about our Law student and faculty services.

In order to check out materials one must have a valid ZipCard or photo ID. Books circulate for four weeks. Audio materials circulate for 72 hours except during the Reading Period and the Finals Period. During these two weeks they circulate for 24 hours. Reporters, periodicals, multi-volume sets, loose- leaf materials do not circulate.

Most commonly requested materials found in the Law Library

Listed below are the locations for commonly requested materials found in the Law Library. This list is arranged alphabetically by either the title of the publication or by the type of material. Each range of book stacks in the Law Library is numbered. The number next to the title/type of material represents the number of the range where the material is shelved. Ranges located on the second floor of the Law Center have two-digit numbers. Ranges located on the third floor of the Law Center have three-digit numbers. If you cannot locate the material you need, please ask a member of the Law Library staff.  Please note in many instances the most complete and up-to-date resources are available online rather than in the Law Library’s print collection.  Please visit the Law Library’s Database Page or search the UA Libraries for links to online access for the law-related materials you need. Links to additional online sources are available at the UA Libraries Databases page.


Range Number

Academic Success Materials

Law Library Room 317

American Digest System


American Jurisprudence 2nd (Am. Jur. 2D)


Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.)

34 (current edition)

Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.)



Dictionary Stands and

Reference Collection (2 – 4)









DIGESTS--U.S. Supreme Court


Federal Register (Fed. Reg.)


Federal Reporter (F.2d, F.3d)

49 - 50

Federal Supplement (F. Supp. 2d)

50 - 53




(Textbooks for current UA Law School classes)

Circulation Desk



LEGAL PERIODICALS (Law reviews, journals, etc.)

Many legal periodicals are available on HeinOnline

11 - 15

North Eastern Reporter 2d (N.E.2d)

53 - 54


(Cases, Codes, Statutes, Digest, etc.)

4-8 and 229-232


4 (Current Materials)

25 (Older Materials)


(Selected seminal treatises and hornbooks)

2 - 4



Shepard's Citators--Ohio


Sum and Substance CDs & MP3s

Circulation Desk

Supreme Court Reporter (S. Ct.)



 (search for treatises using the UA Libraries Catalog)

Treatises are shelved using the Library of Congress classification system.

15 - 25


U.S. Code (U.S.C.)


U.S. Code Annotated (U.S.C.A.)


U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News (U.S.C.C.A.N.)


U.S. Code Service (U.S.C.S.)



201- 206

U.S. Reports (U.S.)


U.S. Statutes at Large (Stat.)

204 - 205

There are eight group study rooms on the third floor of the Law Library. Reservations for group study rooms may be made at the Circulation Desk up to one day in advance except on Fridays and Saturdays when reservations can be made up to two days in advance. We will take reservations over the telephone as well as in person. The telephone number to make a reservation is 330-972-7330. We will hold reservations for late arrivals for 10 minutes. Reservations are limited to 4 hours per day per student. Valid University of Akron IDs are required to reserve a room. We will not take driver's licenses, bankcards or car keys for reservations.

The Law Library maintains a collection of 10 laptops that may be checked out by Law Students. Important laptop information:

  • laptops cannot be used for ExamSoft purposes
  • laptops are set up to print to the printers in the Law Library
  • data cannot be saved on the laptops – please use network space or a USB device
  • software may not be installed by laptop borrowers
  • laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved
  • laptops checkout for 8 hours with no renewals
  • fines accrue at $10.00 per hour up to 10 hours at which time the laptop is electronically billed
  • laptops are billed at $2000.00 + $200.00 replacement and service fees
  • if the laptop is returned the $2000.00 billing fee will be waived, however the $200.00 replacement and service fees will remain
  • failure to return a billed laptop may result in the involvement of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and the University Police


Printing from Lexis Advance

Law student Lexis Advance printing may be sent to the dedicated LexisNexis printer located behind the Circulation Desk.  There is no charge for Lexis Advance printing sent to the LexisNexis printer.  In order to send Lexis Advance prints to this printer students must use the Lexis Advance printing features and select the LexisNexis printer as their printer. The Circulation Desk staff will retrieve student Lexis Advance prints from the LexisNexis printer.  There are no dedicated printers for WestlawNext or Bloomberg Law.  Law students use the Law School network printers for their WestlawNext and Bloomberg Law prints. 

Network Printing

Use the Internet browser print feature or the print command from the program you are using to send your print job to the network printers available to you at the Law School.  Network printers are located on each floor of the Law School.   The cost for network prints is 5 cents per side for black and white prints and 10 cents per side for color prints. Law Printer 3, located across from the Law Library Circulation Desk, offers the color print option. Printing is paid for using funds on either a Zip Card or UA Guest Card.  Each network printer has a print release station next to it where you swipe your Zip Card/UA Guest Card to pay for and release your prints.  For more information about Zip Cards/UA Guest Cards visit the Zip Card web page.


For printing assistance please see a member of the Akron Law Technology Support Staff or a member of the Law Library Staff.  For information about wireless printing please visit the Law Technology Support page.


There is one public photocopier located across from the Circulation Desk. University of Akron students and personnel may add funds to their Zip Card. These funds may be used to make photocopies. For those without a Zip Card, guest cards may be purchased from the card dispenser located in the Law Library. The initial card costs $1.00 (no value on the card). You must add additional funds to the card before you will be able to make copies. Anytime after buying your card you may increase the balance on the card by following the instructions on the card dispenser/value transfer station. Photocopies cost 7 cents each black and white copy and 20 cents for color. Scanning to your own thumb drive is free. Funds placed on the guest card can also be used to pay for printing on the Law Library's printers.

In a hurry?

If you can wait 1-3 days...

Search the UA Libraries 

  • If what you need is available on campus, then you can request to have the book placed on hold for you to pick up at the Law Library. Simply click on the "Request" button at the top of book's record.
OhioLINK Catalog
  • Unable to find your book in the UA Libraries Catalog? Or is the book checked out or missing? Then you can search the OhioLINK catalog. If a member library has the book you need, you can request to have it sent to the Law Library for you to pick up. You can either search the OhioLINK catalog directly, or simply click on the "OhioLINK" button while viewing your search results, or a book's record, within the UA Libraries Catalog.

If you can wait 1-2 weeks...

Place an Interlibrary Loan request (Law students, faculty, and staff only. Bierce users: go here; Wayne users: go here.) If the book you need is unavailable through any of the above resources, then you can place an Interlibrary Loan request.

  • The Law Library will try to locate the book in libraries across the country and, if necessary, worldwide.
  • Books typically take 1-2 weeks to arrive, but there is no guarantee that we can borrow the book you need. Note that the Law Library will not request case books, study aids, or nutshells.
  • When filling out the online request form, please provide as much citation information as possible. Please provide any extra notes or details in the "Comments" section of the form.
Renew Your University of Akron & OhioLINK Materials

Need help?

For research help:

  • Call (330) 972-7330 or stop by the Reference desk

For questions about Interlibrary loans and OhioLINK:

  • Contact Tiffanie Nevins via e-mail or telephone at (330) 972-7330

ALR is a web-based, self-pace course. There are no lectures or class time. It is considered to be a distance education course by the American Bar Association (ABA).

  • Information about this course can be found on Springboard after you register for the course. Log-in to Springboard ( using your UAnet ID. You will also receive a detailed instruction memo by e-mail the first day of the semester.


ABA Standard 306(e) states that students have to complete 28 credit hours before they can take any distance education courses.

The course consists of modules. You must complete a minimum of 14 module hours. There are two required modules for ALR, Federal Legislative History (5 module hours) and Federal Administrative Research (3 module hours). The two required modules must be completed during the initial semester that you register to take ALR.

In addition to the required modules, you also need to complete a minimum of 6 elective module hours prior to graduation. You may take elective modules the same semester as the required modules or you may take the elective modules a later semester.

Here is a listing of all the available modules:


Module Hours


Federal Administrative Research (REQUIRED)


Kyle Passmore

Federal Legislative History (REQUIRED)


Kyle Passmore

Federal Government Documents


Kyle Passmore

Internet Legal Research


Annette Souare

Intro to Casemaker


Annette Souare

LexisNexis- Shepard’s


Kyle Passmore



Kyle Passmore

Ohio Legislative History


Kyle Passmore

Bloomberg Law


Kyle Passmore

Questions? Contact Ms. Passmore at 330-972-6352 or