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Enter the Law Library’s “Celebrating Art” Selfie Contest

This contest is being held in conjunction with the art show “Celebrating Cities” by Jennie Jones and Judy Rawson, currently available throughout the law school and law library. All current law students (including MLS and LLM students) are eligible to enter, now through October 10. The winner will be announced on October 11 at the Side Bar sponsored by the Law Library and The Journal of Law and Health held in the Rawson Learning Commons from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Contest rules:

  • Take a selfie with your favorite piece of art in the College of Law.
  • Post the selfie with the hashtag #CelebratingCMLawLibrary on the library’s Facebook (@CMLawLibrary) or Twitter (@CMLawLibrary) page from your Twitter or Facebook account. Make sure to include your full name if not evident from your Facebook or Twitter handle.
  • The Law Library may post or share selfies in the library or on the library’s social media accounts.
  • One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Contact Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, with questions at b.e.cassidy@csuohio.edu or 216-523-7364.

Fall Semester Library Hours Start Sunday

The Law library’s fall semester hours begin this Sunday.  The regular hours with the exceptions are listed below.

Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm

Friday 7am-8pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-11pm

Exceptions

*Monday, Sept. 3: Closed

*Monday, Nov. 12: Closed

*Wednesday, Nov. 21: 7am-5pm

*Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed

*Friday, Nov. 23: Closed

Law Library and IT Orientation Happening Now

If you are a new 1L, LLM, or MLS student, stop by the law library to get needed materials and complete your orientation. This is done on a drop-in basis.

  • Come by the Research Services office (Room 112) across from the circulation desk during normal hours.
  • You will meet and talk with one of our librarians, who will give you a scavenger hunt handout and IT information for your law school computer accounts. The scavenger hunt takes 20-30 minutes and will help you get oriented to the law library and IT services.
  • Upon completion of the scavenger hunt, give your results to a librarian in Room 112, at which point you will be given registration information for Lexis, Westlaw, CALI, and Scholar, along with information on our legal research seminars and digital badge program.
  • All students who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a contest for a $50 Amazon gift card; the drawing will be held August 24th.

Orientation Week Hours

Orientation Week Hours (Starts August 13)

Mon-Thurs:  7am-10pm

Fri:  7am-8pm

Sat:  9am-5pm

Starting Sunday, August 19th fall semester hours begin.

You May Know About OhioLINK, But What About SearchOhio?

Nineteen public libraries are part of OhioLINK; those libraries are collectively known as 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 in the OhioLINK catalog, you may 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 somewhatask a library staff member for details.

Consider using SearchOhio to:

  • Request popular fiction or movies
  • Get children’s books
  • Borrow cookbooks, how-to books, travel books, or any other materials you’d traditionally get from a public library