Law Library

A Welcome Message from Your Law Librarian

I am excited to welcome you to the College of Law Library and Resource Center. It is the Center’s mission to create a space that supports the teaching, learning, and research of our faculty, students, and staff. My goal is for the space to be conducive to study, collaboration, and contemplative thought. Consider the Library and Resource Center a flexible space for you to use in a way that is best suited for your needs, whether it is in the quiet study space, group study space, or one of the many nooks and crannies throughout our campus. In addition to the print volumes and digital resources, I have study aids to help students dive deeply into class content. I have stocked the office supplies for when you just need a pen or a stapler. And, of course, a helpful Law Librarian! Please don’t hesitate to see me for research help or just to say hello.

Again, welcome! I’m glad you’re here.

Colleen Skinner's signature

Resources

Catalog

A-Z Databases

Research Guides

Journals and e-Books

Hein Online

Cali Lessons

LexisNexis

WESTLAW

FEDERAL DEPOSITORY

Interlibrary Loans

Legal News Resources

Jacksonville Daily Record

Jurist (email subscription)

National Jurist

Public and Guest Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Extended hours of access may be offered to students during different periods of the academic calendar as appropriate to the study of law

Contact Us

Law Librarian: Colleen Skinner

For general library questions, please email lawlibrary@ju.edu

 

We also offer law students the opportunity to schedule a convenient time to meet with the law librarian virtually or in-person.

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Library Policies and Information

Borrowing Privileges

Current students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff of Jacksonville University have borrowing privileges at the College of Law Library. A valid Dolphin 1Card is required to check out materials. Your Dolphin Card is your Library card. To obtain a new Dolphin Card, contact Campus Security.

Due Dates and Overdue Notices

All patrons are responsible for returning library materials on or before the date the material is due. Due dates can be found online by logging into your library account.

The Library sends notices via e-mail to patrons alerting them of overdue materials. Notices are sent to institution e-mail addresses only (ju.edu email). The Library is not obligated to send overdue notices, but does so as a courtesy. A courtesy notice will be sent before an item is due. Two overdue notices will be sent, and if necessary, a final notice stating the charges incurred for the item(s). Failure to receive a library notice does not remove the borrower’s obligation to return the materials by the due date.

Fines and Fees

If an item is overdue for 45 or more days, the item will be considered lost and replacement fees will be charged. If you receive an overdue notice or bill for an item that has been returned, or you believe has been returned, contact the Library.

All fines will be charged to your student account and can be paid online through My JU. You may also pay library charges at the Cashier’s Office (located in the Howard building). The Library does not accept payments of any kind.

Returning Material

During library hours, all materials should be returned to the law Librarian.

Questions

For more information about the library's borrowing policies, please contact Colleen Skinner.

The Library does not charge overdue fines for normal circulating materials. Replacement fees will be charged for lost or damaged items.

 

Item

Loan
Period

Renewals

Item
Limit

Fees

Books 24 Hours  1 Renewal  Unlimited

No overdue fines,
lost/damaged fees start at $65

Course Reserves  24 Hours 1 Renewal  Unlimited

No overdue fines,
lost/damaged fees start at $150

       

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Who can borrow materials from the Library?

Current JU College of Law students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges.

How do I borrow and renew materials?

To borrow items from the Law Library, bring your items to the law librarian and provide your Dolphin Card (a.k.a. your JU ID). You may renew items in person or online. (Please be aware that some items are not available for renewal - see our Policies, for more information.) Access your library account to renew items online. For more information, please contact us.

What do I do if the Library does not have the materials I need?

The Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department can assist you with access to items not owned by the Library. ILL service provides JU students, faculty, and staff with several options for locating and requesting library materials from other institutions. For more information, see Interlibrary Loan or e-mail the ILL department.

Can I work in the Library?

Open job postings can be found through Student Financial Services.

Does the Library take book donations?

Yes. If it is a law related resource, please see the law librarian, otherwise please click below.

Learn more about our donation policies and how to donate.

Library Spaces

Where are the books?

The law library’s print collection is physically housed at the College of Law and electronically through subscription databases. For assistance locating an item, see the law librarian.

Can I reserve a study room?

Yes, the Swisher Library at the Arlington location has study rooms that are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available at this time.

Can I eat and drink in the Library?

Since there are designated spaces for food and drink, we ask that you do not eat in the study rooms as to not disturb your classmates with noises and smells associated with food. Drinks are allowed as long as they have a lid.

Technology

How do I print?

Use the printer located outside of Classroom 18-022 to print. Students must use Dolphin Dollars to pay for prints.

How do I connect to the campus wireless network?

JU's Information Technology department has instructions on how to connect to the campus wireless network.

I'm having issues access Blackboard. What do I do?

Call Blackboard's 24/7 technical support at 1-844-348-1615