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We re-opened to Moritz law students on Sunday, August 23. Other patrons, including public and OSU patrons, who need assistance with research or materials should contact the reference desk to discuss available options.

Fall Semester Hours:

Mon.-Wed., 8am – 7pm
Thurs. & Fri., 8am – 6pm

Sat., 10am – 6pm*
Sun., 12pm – 7pm*

*The first hour on Sat. & Sun. is reserved for high-risk patrons

Regular reference service available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm via lawlibref@osu.edu or chat for law school, OSU, and public patrons

Full listing of library hours

Library Phone: (614) 292-6691
Fax: (614) 688-2507
Circulation: (614) 292-3987
Reference Desk: (614) 292-9463
Please leave a voice message and we will return your message as soon as possible.
Reference Email: lawlibref@osu.edu

Live chat with a reference librarian.


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Moritz Law Library Open to Law School Community

The Moritz Law Library re-opened to Moritz students, faculty, and staff on Aug. 23rd. Consistent with policies across the University, all visitors must wear a face mask. Study space has been reconfigured to facilitate social distancing. The library stacks will not be accessible, but books can be requested through the OSU Libraries online catalog for pickup. See the library’s COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information on access, resources, and services. Reference service will not take place in person, but any patron, including public and other OSU patrons, who needs assistance should contact a reference librarian by email, chat, or phone. Setting up a live video conference on Zoom is also a possibility. See the library’s Ask a Librarian page for more details.

Reserve a Seat at the Moritz Law Library

Reserve a seat at the Moritz Law Library for up to four hours at a time using the library’s new seat reservation system. Seat options include two-seat tables, one-seat tables, study carrels, and adjustable standing desks. One-person study rooms are also available in 2.5 hour blocks. Students can reserve seats ahead of time or when they arrive in the law library.

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 Resources for New Graduates

Many Moritz Law Library resources are available to graduating students, including extended access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. Reference librarians also remain available for consultations. See the library’s document on Information for Graduating Students.

Research Assistant Resources

The Moritz Law Library provides a set of Research Assistant Resources to aid law students conducting research for Moritz faculty members.

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.

Moritz Law Library Newsletter

In the latest issue, read about summer research assistant resources, COVID-19 and the law, a U.S. Supreme Court case on public access to legal information, the HathiTrust Digital Library, and ebooks recently added to the Moritz Law Library’s collection.

New Acquisitions

See a list of new books an other materials acquired by the Moritz Law Library over the summer.

Moritz Publications 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.