Use this guide as a reference for finding materials within the law library. If you have any questions, please see a reference librarian.

Law Faculty and Law Students can find more information on Library Services by logging onto the intranet.

Students are advised to be aware of the Library's Lending Policies for information on the circulation of materials, recalls, and obtaining materials from other Rutgers University Libraries and through interlibrary loan.

Maps of the Law Library are available below.



Study room reservations can be made through the intranet.

Reference Librarians: The reference staff of the Law Library consists of experienced legal researchers who are knowledgeable in all aspects of legal research. They can facilitate your use of the Library's resources, including electronic databases, interlibrary loan, and special services.

Reference librarians are available during scheduled hours at the reference desk, located on the 3rd floor just beyond the circulation desk, or by appointment. Students preparing to write seminar papers or wishing to review research skills before starting a part-time job or clerkship are particularly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a reference librarian.

Reference Staff

David Batista Liason to faculty, room 311
A. Hays Butler Government documents, room 303
Charlotte Schneider Reference Librarian, room 307
Nancy Talley Reference Librarian, room 305
Genevieve Tung Head of Circulation & Reference Librarian, room 309

Research Guides: The Law Library has a growing collection of research guides prepared by reference librarians. Topics include legal ethics and administrative law, as well as guides to different kinds of legal literature: law reviews, statutes, form books, treaties, etc. The guides are available from the display outside the Computer Lab, or from the Law Library website, here.

Photocopiers, Copy Cards and Change: Photocopiers are located on each floor of the Law Library. Copy Cards can be purchased at the Circulation Desk. There is an initial charge of $.50 for each card. Once purchased, credit can be added to the cards at any of the copy machines in the Library. A change machine can also be found on the 3rd floor near the Circulation Desk.

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The Online Catalog locates books, journals and other materials held by the Law Library. Terminals for the online catalog are located on each floor of the Law Library. A guide to searching the catalog is available near the Reference Desk on the third floor.  

Library Maps: 3rd Floor (3rd floor directory- coming soon!) | 4th Floor | 5th Floor

Online Catalog (Abbreviations)

3rd Third floor, across the bridge from the reference desk
4th Fourth floor (stairs just beyond reference desk)
5th Fifth floor (stairs just beyond reference desk)
Oversize 4th floor Fourth floor, across from study room
PER Periodicals
USGD U.S. Government Documents Collection
REFERENCE DESK see reference librarian
RESERVE ask for assistance

Materials Guide

Dictionaries Reference desk and Third floor
Exams Reserve and online
Form books Third floor
Periodicals Indexes Fourth floor
Law Reviews and Journals Fourth (A-L) & Fifth (L-Z) floors, in alphabetical order
Legal Encyclopedias Third floor
Oversize Books Fourth floor, across from study room
New Jersey Materials Fourth floor, relevant stacks have signs
Government Documents Fourth Floor
Restatements Third floor and reserve
State Materials Fourth floor
U.S. Federal Materials Third floor

Call Number Guide

A - KF, except JX & KD Third floor, across the bridge from the reference desk
KFA - KFW (state materials) Fourth floor
L - Z Fourth floor
USGD / SU-Doc No. Fourth floor
PER Fourth & Fifth floors
JX, KD and other Foreign Materials Fifth floor

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