There are limitations on the services the Law Library staff is able to provide to persons not currently affiliated with the College of Law. These limitations are based both on College of Law Library internal policies and state regulations.
Provision of resources and services to current College of Law students, faculty (including emeritus faculty and Faculty Associates) and staff is the law library’s highest priority. Services to other patrons are provided to the extent that staff, time and other resources permit. In situations where time or staffing constraints exist, the library staff will provide assistance to patrons in this order:
* Active NIU students and faculty who are not currently affiliated with the College of Law and who need to use legal resources to complete coursework or research for academic (not personal) purposes should contact a reference librarian to determine the scope and nature of assistance the law library staff can provide in these situations.
For all library patrons who are not current College of Law students, faculty, emeritus faculty, faculty associates, or staff, the following general provisions apply:
Current NIU students in need of legal advice are encouraged to contact Students’ Legal Assistance.
Members of the general public in need of legal advice are encouraged to use the information available through the DeKalb County Legal Self-Help Center or to seek the advice of a practicing attorney.
--Last updated December 4, 2013
The policies and procedures of the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library apply to all law library patrons: faculty, students, staff, and visitors. The law library reserves the right to update or modify these policies at any time and without prior notice.
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