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We Want Your Input

The library is interested in hearing from students who would like to meet with library and school representatives during the first or second week of spring semester to give feedback on the Learning Commons and library facilities and services. Follow-ups via email may occur periodically throughout the semester.

If you are interested in being a part of this library committee, send Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, an email at with your contact information and availability to meet in person the first or second week of spring semester.

Movies and Fiction at the Law Library

Thinking about pleasure reading or watching movies over break? The Law Library has law-related books, movies, and documentaries. They are located on the 1st floor to the left of the entrance (when entering the library) by the reference section. The videos can be checked out for one week and renewed online.

Also, don’t forget that plenty of fiction and other materials are available through the law library’s catalog (Scholar), OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. SearchOhio is the public library’s version of OhioLINK. By sharing resources, OhioLINK members now have access to an additional 9.5 million popular materials, and SearchOhio members have access to the circulating collection of OhioLINK. If an item you want is not available by searching the OhioLINK catalog, check the SearchOhio collection by clicking the “SearchOhio” icon on the upper right of the screen. Enter your ID and password just as you would when requesting OhioLINK materials, and the material will arrive in the same manner as any OhioLINK book would arrive. Fine policies differ somewhat; ask a library staff member for details.

Reading and Exam Period Expanded Library Hours

Although the reading period technically starts this Sunday, we will expand our hours on Saturday as well:

Saturday Dec. 2: 9am-8pm


Reading and Exam Period (December 3-19)

  • Monday-Thursday: 7am-Midnight
  • Friday: 7am-10pm
  • Saturday: 9am-10pm
  • Sunday: 9am-Midnight


Also note: limited hours beginning Wednesday December 20:

*Dec. 20-22: 7am-5pm


*Saturday, Dec. 23 – Monday, Jan. 1: CLOSED

Research Skills for Work & Class – Law Library Seminars on TWEN

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Are you working this semester break or Spring semester?

Do you want to get a leg up on upcoming classes?


Enhance your research skills with Law Library Legal Research Seminars on the TWEN platform!


Available Law Library Legal Research Seminars on TWEN:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources (12.5 points)
  • Bluebooking (25 points)
  • Terms & Connectors Searching (12.5 points)
  • Westlaw Overview & KeyCite (12.5 points @)
  • Lexis Advance Overview & Shepard’s (12.5 points @)

Connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button, then add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course to your “My Courses” list.  You earn points for a TWEN Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  [You cannot earn points for attending – live or TWEN – the same Seminar twice.]

Remember, your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  When you earn 100 points, you will be awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

Holiday Weekend Hours and Closings

Please take note of upcoming law library hour changes and closings:

  • In Celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the law library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
  • On Saturday November 25th we will be open 9am-5pm.
  • On Sunday, November 26th we will be open 9am-8pm.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!