Most physical library materials and the study spaces near the library shelves are available to you anytime you are in the building. Please keep the following in mind:
If you use library materials while browsing the shelves or in the building, return them to the green reshelving carts throughout the library area or to the Book Return slot on the side of the Circulation Desk rather than reshelving an item.
Remember that you are responsible for following disinfecting procedures – but please don’t try to disinfect books. Disinfect seating areas or other surfaces you touch before using. After usage, wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer at the provided stations throughout Eckstein Hall.
To check out library materials that circulate, use the Self Checkout stations near the library shelves on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors using your MUID. Instructions are provided on-screen and at each station. For assistance, visit the Circulation Desk during service hours. New students, please stop at or call the Circulation Desk (414-288-7092) if you have trouble using your MUID to check out a book that circulates. Most IDs are in the system, but library staff can check your account and add your barcode if necessary.
Stop at the Circulation Desk to check out items on Reserve, including Mac chargers and a limited supply of laptops for short-term checkout, or for assistance with checking out other materials or using the PrintWise printers.
To return something you checked out, use the Book Return in the northwest corner of the building lobby (to your left as you enter the building) or the Book Return slot on the side of the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.
The Circulation Desk is your go-to resource for help with renewals or questions about library notices. For a contactless option, call (414-288-7092) or, for some materials, renew materials through MarqCat, the library catalog. (Look for “Log in” in the upper right corner of the screen or, when using a mobile device, “My Account.” Log in with the same username and password you use to sign into the Law School website, D2L, and more.)
You will find equipment such as a three-hole punch at the Circulation Desk, and you can ask for other items, including pre-packaged, disposable earplugs.
For updated information on service hours, visit the Library Service Hours page.
Many subscription databases are available to you from anywhere you have internet access. For a list of our subscription resources, visit the Databases & Subscriptions list. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about these or other sources.
A few key things to remember:
Wisconsin Guide to Citation: The Wisconsin Guide to Citation is available online via the State Bar's Books Unbound database (see below). The guide includes Wisconsin-specific citation requirements for court filings, which may differ from the requirements in the Bluebook.
Some materials in the catalog are available via link to an electronic resource. The catalog record will provide links when electronic access is noted. Because some of the electronic resources are available via the Raynor Libraries' subscriptions, you may wish to expand the scope of your search to include the entire collection rather than just the law library.