Visitor Services

The law library welcomes alumni and visitors, including members of the bench, the bar, and the general public.  In addition to our collection of general legal materials, the library owns a variety of Louisiana-specific practice guides, formbooks, and treatises. Visitors may use most of the law library’s collections onsite.

Reference Assistance

Reference librarians are available to provide assistance with locating and using library resources and to answer questions about how to perform legal research. However, reference librarians may not interpret the law, recommend an attorney, or provide legal advice to library patrons. In addition, members of the public who visit the library may not solicit legal advice from law students or other library patrons.

Wireless Network Access

Visitors of the law library may access the Law Center’s wireless network with a guest password. To obtain a guest password, visit the law library’s Reference Desk.

Copiers and Scanners

There are two photocopiers available on the first floor of the law library. Copies cost $.06 per page. Although the copiers do not accept cash, visitors may purchase a guest Tiger Card for use in the copiers.  Guest Tiger Cards cost $1.00 each and can be purchased from the Tiger Cash machine near the copiers. Additional funds may be added to the guest cards using the same machine. The Tiger Cash machine only accepts bills, not change. No one in the Law Center or law library can make change.

The law library also provides two BookEye overhead scanners – one in the Reserve Room and one in the Print Center area – which allow you to scan PDFs of library materials free of charge and email them to yourself or save them to a flash drive.  Instructions for using the scanners are available on their touch screens.

Database Access

The law library provides visitors with limited onsite access to our collection of electronic databases. Visit the Reference Desk for assistance with accessing these databases.

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