David C. Shapiro Memorial Law 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.

Study Rooms in the Law Library

Reserve a Study Room online for individual or group study. Three group study rooms are available for College of Law students. Rooms may be reserved for up to two hours at a time. During peak usage there is a four-hour daily limit.  

Meditation, Prayer and Lactation Room (North Wing)

The Meditation, Prayer, and Lactation Room is available for individual use for thirty minutes at a time.  Reserve the Meditation, Prayer, and Lactation Room online. A few minutes before your reserved time please check out the key to room 259A at the circulation desk in the law library.

Patrons Not Affiliated With NIU

Contact Us

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

Book an online appointment with a law librarian (College of Law students, faculty and staff only)

Law Library faculty and staff directory

Summer 2022 Law Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

NIU Closures

During university holidays and administrative closures, the library will be closed and our response times may be longer:

  • Memorial Day Holiday: Mon. May 30, 2022
  • Juneteenth Holiday (observed): Mon. June 20, 2022
  • Independence Day Holiday: Mon. July 4, 2022