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We're Here for You.

FIU Law Library is here for you. Our law librarians and staff are here to support the scholarly pursuits of FIU Law's students, faculty and staff. From orientation to studying for the bar, and beyond, FIU Law Library provides resources and services tailored to our patron's needs. Your FIU Law Library is always open. Visit us here for self-guided help or get one-on-one support assistance from a law librarian. Go ahead, Ask a FIU Law Librarian. We're here for you.

Strategic Planning

Mission

FIU Law Library supports the information needs of FIU Law faculty, students and staff.

Collection Development

FIU Law Library is committed to providing resources necessary to support our student's legal education needs, while also providing robust research library for faculty and scholars. We collect materials in keeping with the international focus of the College's educational mission; this includes robust reciprocal sharing activities with world-wide libraries and legal institutions.

Our Collection Development Policy details how materials are acquired.

Plans

FIU Law Library follows the strategic initiatives of FIU Law and FIU, with special consideration for supporting affordable education and focus on open access to scholarship. Utilizing this goal-based model, FIU Law Library ensures annual achievement of its goals.

Goals:

Achievements:

Hours

HURRICANE IAN NOTICE

South Florida is under a tropical storm watch ahead of Hurricane Ian making landfall along the west coast of Florida as a potential Category 3 storm within the next 24 to 48 hours.

In an abundance of caution and for everyone’s safety, The College of Law Library will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 27th, and will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28.

Please stay alert to FIU Communications and the Department of Emergency Management for operations beyond Wednesday, September 28.

Semester

Fall 2022, August 15th - December 13th

Library Reference
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. N/A
Sunday Closed N/A

 

 

Break

Summer Break, August 5th - 14th &

Winter Break, December 14th - January 8th

Library Reference
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed N/A
Sunday Closed N/A

 

 

Holidays

FIU Law Library is closed for all FIU-observed Holidays.

Policies

FIU Law Library is open to everyone in need of our resources.

FIU Law Library's policies are FIU Libraries policies except as modified or enhanced below.

Patrons are expected to abide all policies and follow instructions of FIU Law Library staff.

FIU Libraries Policies

FIU Law Library patrons follow the policies of FIU Libraries. Building Use, Circulation & Borrowing, Donations, Patron Privacy, and all other policies, can be viewed from the FIU Libraries website.

FIU Libraries Policies

FIU Law Library patrons follow the policies of FIU Libraries. Exceptions and clarifications are listed below.

Building Use, Circulation & Borrowing, Donations, Patron Privacy, and all other policies, can be viewed from the FIU Libraries website.

Special Collections Policy

FIU Law Library Special Collections support the research of scholars and legal practioners worldwide. These archival protocols are followed when handling our Special Collections. Ask a Law Librarian for an appointment.

Food and Drink

Generally, food and beverages in closed containers are permissible so long as they do not disturb others or are messy. Specific policies for the first floor and study rooms limit items. Review the policy for details.

OverDrive

Lexis Digital Libraries ebooks are bound by special LendingCopyright, Privacy, and Terms and Conditions from LexisNexis or OverDrive. All Policies are linked and viewable under Policies from the Lexis Digital Libraries home page.

Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are exclusive to FIU Law students and alumni studying for the Bar exam. Users must agree to policy terms prior to reserving a study room and must observe food and beverage limits.

Interlibrary Loan

FIU Law Library Interlibrary Loan services are exclusive to FIU Law faculty, students and staff. All requests are processed through our ILL system. Patrons must fill out an ILL Request Form to receive service.

Federal Depository Library Program


FIU Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program. As a Selective Depository, FIU Law Library works together with FIU Libraries Government Resources & Information Department to ensure public access to U.S. government documents and laws.

Governance

FIU Law Librarians are FIU faculty, governed as law librarian faculty. Information on FIU Law Librarian faculty governance is provided via our FIU Law Library Evaluation and Promotion Manual.

Information on FIU Libraries and/or FIU Medical Library librarian faculty governance is provided by those libraries.

FIU Law Library Evaluation and Promotion Manual

Maps and Directions

Interactive Floor Plans


Forms

Ask a Law Librarian

Interlibrary Loan Request

Study Room Reservation

Donations

Interested in donating materials to FIU Law Library? Please read the FAQ and instructions below, noting which library you wish to make a donation:

PLEASE NOTE: FIU Libraries are unable to prepare lists of materials donated, but will verify lists prepared by the
donor. FIU Libraries legally cannot furnish an estimated value of donated materials. An acknowledgement will be
sent to the donor unless otherwise noted.

Library Hours

M-TH 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
FRI     8:30 am -  5:00 pm
SAT   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUN  Closed

Contact

(305) 348-7206
(305) 809-7795
asklawlib@fiu.edu
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