Law Library News & Announcements
The following policy is in effect Saturday, April 27 through Thursday, May 16:
Noise Policy for Reading & Final Exam Periods
In response to student requests, and to provide an environment conducive to study, library users are requested to keep all conversations very low in volume. If those nearby can hear them, the volume is too high.
Library staff will ask those violating this policy to reduce the sound level; a second violation will result in being asked to leave the library.
Ringers on cell phones are to be silenced (i.e., set on vibrate). When a call is received or a patron needs to make a call, the patron should leave the library to conduct the call.
Thank you for your compliance with this policy and best wishes for success on your exams!
The library will be open extended hours from Saturday, April 27 through Wednesday, May 16. Please see our Hours page for details.
A new Illinois Courts app is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch through the Apple iTunes Store. Features include access to local rules for the Illinois state and federal courts, the Illinois rules of procedure, federal rules of procedure, PACER, the Illinois bar directory of attorneys, and more, To download, search the Apple App Store for IL Courts or click this link from your Apple device. Please note that the IL Courts app is designed by a third party app developer and is not affiliated with or endorsed by any particular entity.
The Georgetown Law Library has an extensive collection of guides on researching various legal topics. The research guides can now be accessed through HeinOnline. Please note that within each guide, the NIU Law Library may not have all of the resources listed and the call numbers on print resources may differ from those in use here. To verify the correct call number, search by title in our online catalog.
Due to the cancellation of classes due to inclement weather, the Law Library will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday Mar. 5. It is anticipated the Law Library will open as usual at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning Mar. 6. Updates will be posted to the library's website and Facebook page if the situation changes.
LexisNexis access problems (2/28/13)
Due to network issues at NIU, LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic are temporarily unavailable to on-campus users. The College of Law IT staff and NIU ITS staff are working on a resolution.
This post from the HeinOnline blog shows how to use the U.S. Statutes at Large or the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library to locate the text of a public law.
Due to the University-wide closure for inclement weather, the Law Library will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 26. It is anticipated the Law Library will open as usual at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning Feb. 27. Updates will be posted to the library's website and Facebook page if the situation changes.