Please Maintain Quiet in the Center
DCLI strives to maintain a quiet place to study. The Center requests the cooperation of all students and faculty in adhering to our quiet study rule, especially during the upcoming Exams Period. This includes refraining from loud talking, cell phone use, or any other loud behavior. Please respect your fellow student's desire for quiet study space. Study rooms are available for groups that need to collaborate. Otherwise, please save any conversations for outside of the Center. This policy pertains to all areas of the Center, including all three floors of the library and the Service Center desk. We are confident, with everybody's cooperation, that we will successfully provide a quiet place to study.
DCLI Spring Exam Hours
Extended hours of operation for exams are Saturday, April 27- Wednesday, May 15. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Thursday, May 9, Feast of the Ascension holy day.
Spring Exam Hours (Saturday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013)
|Monday - Sunday
||7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
|Thursday, May 9, 2013
||OPEN (Feast of the Ascension)
Please visit the DCLI hours page to view a complete schedule of operation.
Introducing a New Library Service for Students - Personal Law Librarian (PLL)
The Center provides each student a Personal Law Librarian (PLL) to serve as point of contact, answer any questions about the library, as well as offer guidance in accessing the collections, services, and facilities available to Duquesne law students. The Center recognizes the need for personal attention for the law students, and the PLL-Student partnership accommodates this important academic need by offering superior service, unmatched by any other institution. Your PLL will be in contact with you soon, take a few moments to consult with your librarian, and maximize the critical resources and services available to you through the Center.
The PLL proactively ensures that each student is aware of the numerous resources and services available through the Center, and makes arrangements so that all research and legal information needs are successfully fulfilled.
Students and graduates enjoy PLL assistance throughout the academic year, as well as the summer. The Center extends PLL services to graduating students, and those preparing for the bar exam. PLL services include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Critical PLL Services for Law Students
- Training referral for electronic and print research materials
- Give tours of the library and explanations of collections
- Provide information on newest services, programs, and events
- Current awareness and legal news about the Center and the Legal Profession
- Update students via email messages with the latest DCLI offerings designed for students
- Answer questions about library policies, procedures and services.
- Arrange research assistance, and help with assignments, by acquainting students with the right research tools for their situation. This includes the development of productive search practices, enabling the student to conduct their own research, and establish skills essential for employment in the legal profession.
Valuable PLL Services for Graduating Students and Bar Takers
- Research refresher courses
- Access to Bloomberg Law
- One Year Free Allegheny County Law Library membership (Includes Westlaw & Lexis Access)
- Access to DCLI Legal Research Databases
- Borrowing privileges of both DCLI and ACCL research collections
- Clearance of library account
- Study Room usage