Moritz Law Library


Coping with Water Damage in the Law Library

On the morning of Thursday, September 14th, members of the Moritz Law Library staff arrived at work to discover damaged ceiling tiles and wet carpet on the third floor of the law library. The librarians, library staff, and staff from other departments in the Moritz College of Law sprang into action to identify and remove books in danger of being damaged by the water leaking from the roof.

Now and until the new roof has been tested, a small but significant portion of the law library’s physical collection will remain under plastic. Books on the third floor with call numbers between KF300 and KF3600 will be listed as “Not Available” in the library catalog. If you need a book from that part of the collection, please ask at the circulation desk.

Access to the physical collection is central to the law library’s mission. The Moritz Law Library holds the largest law library collection in the state of Ohio and one of the largest in the country, and the books in our collection are used by scholars, students, and lawyers from across the university, the state, and the country. In the 2016-17 year, 36,298 books from the law library’s collection were checked out, with 2,742 loaned to other libraries in Ohio and 1,921 loaned to libraries outside of Ohio.

Request a Research Consultation for Customized Research Help

Researching a complicated legal issue? Selecting or researching a topic for a law journal note or seminar paper? Consider meeting with a Moritz Law Library reference librarian for a research consultation. Fill out our research consultation request form with a description of your research project and the times you are available to meet.

Accuracy Check Guide for Law Journals

The Moritz Law Library provides an Accuracy Check Resources Guide for use by law journal members cite-checking articles.

Moritz Law Library Newsletter

In the latest issue, read about Dispute Resolution Data, ProQuest Supreme Court Insight, an updated Faculty Services Guide, Edward Elgar Ebooks, and new print books acquired by the library.

New Acquisitions

See new books and other materials acquired by the Moritz Law Library in the last month.

Moritz Publications Now Digitally Archived in Knowledge Bank

The Moritz Law Library recently digitized several College of Law student and alumni publications, which are now available in the University’s open access institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank. Browse the Buckeye Barrister (published intermittently from 1951 until 1970) and the Law Record (1958-2005) to explore news of people, programs, and events. These two publications join the current All Rise publication and the College of Law Class Photographs (1902-1996) in a growing Moritz digital archives.