David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

During the final exam period (Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, May 10), the Law Library will be open for law student and College of Law personnel use only. OneCards will be needed to access the Library at all times.

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 (259A) is available for individual use for thirty minutes at a time.  Reserve the Meditation, Prayer and Lactation Room online

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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

Spring 2024 Law Library Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Current law students may use their OneCards for extended access:

Monday - Sunday
6:00 a.m. - midnight

NIU Closures

The library will be closed and our responses times may be longer during university holidays and administrative closures:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Mon. Jan. 15, 2024
  • Memorial Day Holiday: Mon. May 27, 2024