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Law Library General Information

Library hours and a brief overview and information about selected library services.

Locations

Welcome to the Creighton Law Library!

 

Located on the second floor of the Ahmanson Law Center, the Klutznick Law Library / McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Legal Research Center is the ultimate resource for Creighton law students. The 45,000 square foot library offers quiet space for study, research and meeting with your classmates.

 

 

This collection is a comprehensive collection of material dedicated to the State of Nebraska. Materials included in this collection are legislative, administrative and judicial items as well as classified treatises and NCLE material. The material is arranged using the Library of Congress call number scheme KFN 1-599. (Upper Level)

The Reference collection, located behind the Reference desk, contains material readily available for answering straight forward reference questions. Included in this collection are some Nebraska treatises, directories and statistical material. (Upper Level)

In addition to materials faculty place on reserve for student use in their classes, the Reserve collection also contains one current copy of each title from the Study Aids collection. Items from this location circulate for 4 hours and cannot leave the library. (Upper Level)

Current state statutes are housed in the library's Reading Room. Statutes are arranged alphabetically. Also located in the Reading Room is the library’s collection of current newspapers and magazines. (Upper level)

The Rare Book Room, located in the Reading Room, is comprised of approximately 750 books and a variety of documents. The collection is primarily British legal texts and treatises from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The collection contains the classics of British legal jurisprudence from Bracton, Littleton, Coke and Blackstone to name a few. Access to the collection is by appointment only. (Upper level)

The Index-Ref area houses several collections, including indexes to legal materials, dictionaries, videos pertaining to trial practice, a legal themed Film Collection and Self-Help Guides from Nolo Press. (Upper level)

The majority of the library’s classified collection is housed in the location SHELVES. Materials are shelved using the Library of Congress call number scheme, which arranges books by subject matter. The majority of the collection is classified in the KF call number, which stands for American Law. The KF call number range is further broken down into specific subject areas. Creighton Law Library Subject Guide to Call Numbers is a guide to those subject areas. The call numbers KF165 to Z are on the upper level of the law library, call numbers A to KF159 are on the lower level of the law library. (Upper and Lower Level)

Unclassed is the location where the library’s unclassified collection is housed. Materials are shelved by jurisdiction and then alphabetically within the jurisdiction. Included in this collection are Federal Reporters, Statutes, and Administrative material; the National Reporter System; Digests; Encyclopedias and ALRs. (Upper Level)

Various materials have been published on microfiche or microfilm. Included in this collection are Nebraska and Federal legislative materials, United States Supreme Court Records & Briefs, state session laws, superseded state statutes, 19th Century Legal Treatises, and state bar journals. (Upper Level)

For more information about the microfiche collection, please click here, or visit: http://culibraries.creighton.edu/microfiche

 

The Lower Reading Room contains the study aids collection from the following series: Nutshells, Hornbooks, Concise Hornbooks, Examples & Explanations, the Understanding Series, the Glannon Guide, the Inside Series, Mastering Series and Questions & Answers. These materials circulate for 3 days. (Lower Level)

Located on the lower level, Periodical is where the library’s collection of Law Reviews and other Journals are housed. The periodicals are arranged alphabetically by journal title. (Lower Level)

The Historical collection consists of prior editions of federal and state statutes. Statutes are arranged by jurisdiction and chronology with state statutes arranged alphabetically. The library retains all prior editions of Nebraska and federal statutes. (Upper Level)

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