Access - The University of Miami School of Law Library is open for use by alumni, all University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and others doing legal research, although some restrictions are observed during exam periods.
Baron, the online library catalog, can be accessed from terminals located at the Reference desk, Circulation desk, as well as in the elevator lobbies on the 2nd-4th floors. (Other computers in the Library are only available to UM Law Students.) Baron is also available in a Web-based version.
Reference staff can provide assistance in locating and using all of the resources in the Library and can recommend ways to begin new research projects. They are not permitted, however, to give legal advice.
Circulation staff can help you with locating material in the Library and with directional questions. Circulation staff also provide assistance in using Library equipment, such as microfiche readers. Alumni cannot checkout library material.
Reserve Items, kept at the Circulation desk, may be loaned for a period of two hours. Items may be renewed for an additional two hours if they have not been requested by another patron. Reserve materials do not circulate outside the Library.
Library Webpage - Beside information on the sevices provided by the Law Library, the Library web page has other useful information, such as Research Guides, links to relevant Internet Resources, and other information about the library.
Lost and Found is located at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.
Photocopying in the Library - The Copy Center is responsible for selling copy cards and maintaining photocopy machines. Copy Center hours differ from Library Hours. The Copy Center is located in Room B-207. Photocopy Machines are located in photocopy rooms at the entrance to floors 1-3 on the South side and in the Florida Collection.
Computer Help Desk
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian
Using Terms and Connectors
March 4, 1-1:50pm in D236