Welcome to the Chicago-Kent Law Library!
The Law Library fosters respect for all community members and ideas; supports the learning experience with strategies, services, and space; connects community members to resources in the library, the law school, and beyond; and equips students with practice-ready, strategic skills for their careers.
Our librarians are happy to assist faculty, students, and alumni with their research and scholarship needs. Find out more by following the links above and below.
Services for Students
Chicago-Kent College of Law librarians advance student academic success by providing research guidance, collecting sample exams from faculty, and teaching legal research sessions across the curriculum, including upper-level legal writing classes and “prepare to practice” sessions designed to help Chicago-Kent students shine in the workplace. The librarians also develop expert online research guides in many areas of law and non-legal research.
The library supports our students after they graduate. Chicago-Kent alumni can contact us for research assistance and access our research guides.
Services for Faculty
Law librarians offer expert research assistance including in-depth legal and non-legal research. The library provides faculty access to print and digital resources through our many consortial partners. Librarians provide scholarship support by assisting with submission, distribution, and promotion of faculty scholarship. Additionally, the library manages Scholarly Commons, where we host faculty scholarship and Chicago-Kent’s legal publications.
Our technology librarians support teaching faculty by providing training and support resources for course websites and other digital education tools from Zoom to Panopto.
Fall Semester 2023 Read Period & Final Exams: Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 8
Sunday: 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Winter Intersession 2023-24:
Saturday, December 9 - Thursday, December 21
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, December 22
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 23 - Monday, January 1
Tuesday, January 2 - Saturday, January 6
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 7 - Sunday, January 14
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 15 (MLK Holiday)
Spring Semester 2024: Tuesday, January 16 - Wednesday, April 24
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Reference Desk Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Chicago-Kent Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program and the United Nations Depository Libraries.