Maps & collections

Main (entrance) area:

  • Circulation Desk
    • Current issues of legal periodicals & newspapers
    • Lost & found 
    • Reserve Collection: General reserve material (Hornbooks, Nutshells, Understanding Series, Examples and Explanations Series, IICLEs, CD-ROMs); Course Reserve material; exams, outlines, academic support materials
  • Reference
    • Reference Desk
    • Computer workstations
    • Legal & general reference materials; Restatements; new books
    • Collating area (staples, hole punch, tape, etc.)
  • Card catalog and indexes
    • Card catalog (no longer updated; use I-Share online catalog)
    • Legal and general dictionaries; periodical indexes; Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Illinois collection
    • Illinois primary and secondary material (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Illinois Reports, Illinois Digest, Illinois treatises, etc.)

South Wing: Map  (.pdf)

  • Microform collections (CIS Set, Illinois House and Senate Floor Debates, State Public Acts, legal newspapers, etc.)
  • Bound legal periodicals & law reviews
  • 290C (Large seminar room) & 290D (Computer lab - Law student use only)
  • Copy machine with document feeder
  • Vertical File (Pamphlets which circulate for the same period as general collection materials)
  • Reference South (Encyclopedias, American Digest System, Shepard's Citations)
  • General Stacks, call numbers KF1 - VB
  • State materials other than Illinois, call numbers KFA - KFW

North Wing: Map (.pdf)

  • Copy machine and "Huskie Bucks" card vending machine
  • General Stacks, call numbers A - KEQ (excluding K1-30, which are in the South Wing)
  • Government Documents (arranged by SuDoc number)
  • Audiovisual collection
  • Regional and federal Reporters; U.S.C.; Congressional Record; Federal Register; C.F.R.
  • Second copies of American Law Reports, legal encyclopedias, and USCA; current and earlier editions of Illinois Revised Statutes 

Law Library Offices, Rare Books & Storage Collections:

  • The Law Library Offices collection contains library science material (call numbers Z1 - Z9999) and is kept in a closed area in the library offices.
  • The Rare Books & Storage collections are closed-stack collections of materials that are less frequently used.
  • Please request items from Law Library Offices, Rare Books & Storage collections at the Circulation Desk.

Classification of the collection:

The Law Library's collections are classified according to the Library of Congress classification scheme, with the exception of federal government publications in the Government Documents area.  Since the Library's material is primarily law and law-related, there are three major classification schedules:

  • "H" - Social Science
  • "J" - Political Science, including "JX" (International Law)
  • "K" - General and Comparative Law, including legal periodicals (K1 through K30); jurisprudence, and philosophy of law
    • KD - United Kingdom and Ireland
    • KE - Canada
    • KF - United States

In the KF schedule, materials pertaining to individual states follow general United States material and have call numbers beginning with letters "KFA" (for Alabama, Arizona, etc.) through "KFW". Thus, materials on Illinois are classified "KFI."