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About the Law Library

Hours, staff directory and more information about the library.

Lexis and Westlaw Permissible Use Policy

See the Legal Research Databases Guide, the pages for Lexis and for Westlaw

Acceptable Behavior Policy

Patrons are expected to follow the University of Akron Libraries' Acceptable Behavior Policy.

How long can a book be checked out?





Circulating books - students  28 days 2 renewals $.25 per day
Circulating books - faculty  6 months 2 renewals $.25 per day
OhioLINK books
for students 
21 days 6 renewals $.50 per day
OhioLINK books
for faculty 
42 days 6 renewals $.50 per day
OASP materials   3 days no renewals $1.00 per day
Casebooks  4 hours no renewals $.50/hour
Law Laptops 

24 hours 

or 1 week

no renewals $10.00/hr


For OhioLINK materials, if a patron at the lending institution requests the book that you have checked-out, you will not be able to renew it.

For more detailed information about circulation, renewals and overdue fines, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

Food and Beverage Policy

Beverages with secured lids are allowed in the library, except near copiers, computers, and other library technology. Food items like fruit, cold sandwiches, and other snacks are permitted. Patrons are expected to clean up any food or drink spills, and to dispose of trash in receptacles provided throughout the library and building.

Food is not permitted in study rooms. Beverages with secured lids are allowed. Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves.

Other Policies

See the Law Library Home page for information on other policies, such as loan periods.

Study Room Procedures & Policies

Study rooms are available for law students, faculty and staff.

Checkout procedure: 

  1. Keys must be checked in and out from the circulation desk prior to using a study room during library hours.
  2. One study room check out per day (3 hours)
    1. If you do not use the entire 3 hours you cannot come back later that day to use your remaining hours.  
  3. You can reserve a room 1 day in advance at the circulation desk.
  4. Rooms are held for 10 minutes only, if you are later than 10 minutes you forfeit your reservation.
  5. Please have your zip card to check out study room.


All library and building policies apply to the use of study rooms. Please remember to be courteous to library staff and others while using the study rooms. You must close and lock the door prior to turning in the checked out study room key. Failure to follow library rules and policies may result in the loss of study room reservation and checkout privileges. 

Study rooms may be opened and available for law student use on nights and weekends at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Library & Information Services in consultation with the Law School Administration. All library and building policies apply during afterhours use.

Study Room Key Fines:

  • Late Key: $.50/hour
  • Keeping a Key Overnight: $5
  • Lost Key: $20

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