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Law Library to Close Monday July 4 for Independence Day

Cleveland State University and the law library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Normal hours resume Tuesday July 5.

Law Library to Close Monday June 20 in Observance of Juneteenth

The law library and Cleveland State University will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

Enjoy Some Pleasure Reading This Summer

Most law students don’t get to do a lot of pleasure reading during the semester, but summer break is a great time to relax with a good book. The law library has law-related books, movies, and documentaries, which are located on the 1st floor to the left near the reference section (DVDs can be checked out for one week and renewed online).

Lots of fiction and other materials are also available through the law library’s catalog (Scholar), OhioLINK, and SearchOhio, which is the public library’s version of OhioLINK. By sharing resources, OhioLINK members 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. Fine policies differ somewhat; ask a library staff member for details.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Now Available Electronically

The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available for use by CSU students, faculty and staff electronically.

The Chronicle of Higher Education was founded in 1966 and has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. The publication contains real-time news and longer analysis pieces, plus career opportunities.

Study Room Procedures

With finals starting next week, it’s a great time to review our study rooms procedures and policies.

Reserve a Study Room Here

Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use. Note: they are heavily used during exams—so be sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:

  • Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.
  • Reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.
  • Use your CSU law email to reserve the study room.
  • Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!).

ALSO, please make sure to clean up the study room after use as a courtesy to your fellow law students.