Using the Library

The Law Library is open to:

  • Law faculty, students & staff
  • University of Connecticut faculty, students and staff
  • Attorneys and the general public who are conducting legal research.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian

Please visit our Policies page for more information.

Borrowing Privileges

You must be a currently enrolled student at the UConn School of Law, faculty member or staff member to borrow library materials.

Books and serials from the main collection can be held for up to one week at the main desk for you. 

Items are also available via our Interlibrary Loan services. Interlibrary loan is only between libraries and a fee may apply. Please talk to your law firm, corporate, academic, government or local library about requesting an item.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless access is available throughout the building. You must register for access to the wireless network. The main campus University Information Technology Department's website has more information or please visit the main desk while you are visiting.

A number of databases can only be accessed via the wired network. If you need a network cable, please see the main desk. In addition, five research kiosks are located on the main floor.


Kiosks are available for public use at the Law Library and are intended to support legal research. Use of computers is limited to legal or academic research, including the catalog and legal database searches, and related functions. Patrons should visit the Main Desk for login credentials. By logging in, users are bound to the policies stated in the University of Connecticut’s Acceptable Use Policy. Patrons with a demonstrated legal research need, requiring extended use of the library’s computers, may request extended time on the computer by speaking with a member of the Library staff.

Library staff reserve the right to restrict access or time spent on public computers.


Printing is available at $.15/page from the public computers on the main floor of the library. You may pick up your printing at the main desk.

Copying and Scanning

A photocopier is located on the 3rd floor of the library. Photocopies cost $.15/page.

A scanner is located on the 3rd floor of the library. You will need a USB device to retrieve your scanning.