David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Spring 2022 Law Library Hours

The hours this semester are:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Study rooms are available for College of Law students.

  • Please reserve a room through the Bookings link.  
  • Room use time limits
    • Study rooms can be reserved for two-hours. Please do not stack times.  We only have three study rooms in the library and want to provide opportunities for as many students as possible. 
    • You may stay in a room after the reservation time but be aware that if/when another student reserves the room you can be asked to leave. 
  • If you have not reserved a study room but one is empty, you can use it, but please go onto the Bookings site and reserve the room at that time.  This will ensure another person or group does not see it as open online, reserve it, and arrive to use it.   
    • There are signs in the study rooms with a QR code that will link you to the Bookings page to reserve it right away. 
  • If you are working in a group, please wear your masks in the rooms. 
  • There are air purifiers in each room, please keep the air purifier on.  On their high settings they are still relatively quiet, but you can adjust the setting if necessary. 
  • Food is not permitted in the library; this includes the study rooms. If you want to eat, please go to the student lounge or leave the library. 

The law library is available for law student quiet study space and for those needing to conduct legal research.

If you are not feeling well or are sick, do not enter the law library. Please see the virtual services listed below to assist in your library needs.

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David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
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The best way to reach us at this time is via email: lawreference@niu.edu

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To contact the library, please email lawreference@niu.edu. We'll do our best to get back to you by the next business day. During university closure days (listed below) our response time may be longer:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Mon. Jan. 17, 2022
  • Memorial Day Holiday: Mon. May 30, 2022