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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

In accordance with the policies of LSU’s Information Technology Services department, the law library is not authorized to provide wireless Internet access to library patrons. However, visitors from eduroam institutions should feel free to logon while on the premises. Please direct any questions regarding the wireless internet access policy to the Interim Director for the Law Library.

Copiers and Scanners

There is a photocopier 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 Card office in the Student Union.

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.