Navigating the library
Navigating the Library
Here is a brief introduction to the law library for new students or those who have not yet paid a visit to our new space. Numerous resources are available to meet your research and study needs.
Make the librarians your first stop when tackling a research problem. Ray Lytle is the Associate Director, and Sarah Zeigler is the Access Services Librarian. The librarians are happy to assist with formulating research questions and crafting search terms, as well as advising which resources will be most useful in your research. Ray and Sarah work regular circulation shifts on weekdays. Student workers are also often available to answer any questions you may have.
Prof. Michael Lynch
- Primary Sources: Annotated primary sources, such as the USCA, Florida and Georgia digests, Federal and regional reporters, are available for statutory and case research. These are shelved on the first floor..
- Secondary Sources: The library has a large collection of secondary sources, such as legal encyclopedias (Am. Jur. and CJS), and the ALR. These are also shelved on the first floor.
- Reference Materials and Study Guides: These are available behind the reference desk and include such materials as Black’s Law Dictionary, the Bluebook, Nutshell Guides, and practice area-specific ABA publications. Many of these materials are also available online through Westlaw’s Study Aids Subscription.
- New Materials: As the library acquires new titles, they will be temporarily shelved on the book cart near the circulation desk. Our acquisition policy is driven by the needs of the curriculum and faculty, so if you have a suggestion for a new title you would like to see, please chat with a librarian.
The library currently has four group study rooms on the second floor. These rooms can be reserved in two-hour increments at the circulation desk. There are also six individual study rooms on the first floor and four on the second floor. Individual rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A comprehensive list of the rules and etiquette for study rooms is available here.
Computer Lab and Printing
The computer lab is located on the second floor and has twelve PCs, a printer, and scanning and printing station. Additionally, a large printer with scanning and copying functionality is available behind the circulation desk.