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About the Law Library

Visiting the Law Library

The College of Law’s Law Library is solely for the use of College of Law students, faculty, and staff at this time. 

Library Hours

Law Library Spring 2024 Operating Hours – 1901 Main Street

Monday – Thursday         7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday                               7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday                           9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday                            12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Dates Closed:

Monday, May 27, 2024 - Closed, Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Closed, Emancipation Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Closed, Fourth of July

 

Extended Hours for Midterms / Finals

Friday, May 10, 2024        Extended Hours – Open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12, 2024      Extended Hours – Open 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 2024       Extended Hours – Open 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 2024     Extended Hours – Open 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Library Closings

Dates Closed

Monday, May 27, 2024 - Closed, Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Closed, Emancipation Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Closed, Fourth of July

Access to the Law Library

The UNT Dallas College of Law Library is primarily for the use of students, faculty, and staff of the college, but it is open to any member of the University of North Texas System as well as current members of the Texas State Bar. 

For further information or questions about access and services of the library, please contact Edward Hart, Assistant Dean for Law Library, Edward.Hart@untdallas.edu or 214-752-5544

Copyright Guide for Instructors

Food Policy

Food is allowed in all areas of Library buildings except for those excluded locations listed below. The Library staff reserve the right to ask anyone to stop eating if they have received complaints. Anyone refusing to put or throw away their food will be asked to leave the library. Patrons must leave no trace of any food they opt to bring into the Library, according to the following guidelines:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare: Meals should be eaten before coming to the Library. Avoid bringing messy, greasy, pungent-smelling, or noisy snacks that may damage library material or facilities and that may be distracting to others.
  2. Properly dispose of waste:  Any leftover food or utensils brought into the library must be packed up or disposed of. Place recyclables in recycling bins and non-recyclable garbage into trash cans. Leftover liquid in a disposable container should be poured down a bathroom sink before the container is recycled or thrown away.
  3. Clean up: Library resources, furnishings, and equipment should be left in the same or better condition than their initial state. Report accidental spills to library staff as soon as possible and clean up immediately. Paper towels are located in the restrooms. To report a spill please tell someone at a service desk.
  4. Consider others: Respect fellow library users and the next generation of library users.
  5. Damages: Users are responsible for any damage to library property & equipment caused by food or drink.

EXCEPTIONS:

  1. Computer room/printing room

Alumni at the Law Library

  • Graduates of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law are welcome to visit the library during any time that the library is open to currently enrolled students.  Please consult the COL library website at https://lawschool.untdallas.edu/law-library to see the hours before you plan your visit.
  • Alumni will be required to check in at the Security Desk in the lobby before proceeding to the 6th floor.
  • Alumni may use all library facilities, except that they may not reserve study rooms except by special arrangement with Lewis Giles, who can be contacted at lewis.giles@untdallas.edu or 214-243-1792
  • Alumni may use all library materials, including print resources and certain electronic databases, with the exception of reserve materials.  A wifi password is available at the circulation desk.  Electronic databases that are available with wifi in the library include HeinOnline, ProQuest Congressional, and Law360.
  • To obtain a HeinOnline password to be used outside of the library, alumni should contact Dean Hart at edward.hart@untdallas.edu or 214-752-5544
  • Alumni may check out general collection items, for the standard 3-week circulation term, by prior arrangement with Lewis Giles, who can be contacted at lewis.giles@untdallas.edu or 214-243-1792

Revised 3/7/2019