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NCCU Law Library Orientation: Welcome

This LibGuide provides law students with basic information about the Law Library to help introduce them to the law school experience.

Introduction

This guide will introduce you to the NCCU Law Library and its policies.  Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Law Library.  If you have any questions, ask anyone in the Law Library for assistance.

Welcome from the Law Library

Welcome to the North Carolina Central University School of Law Library.

     We are excited that you are here! We hope that during your time in law school, you will utilize YOUR library and all the services it has to offer. 

     We know that you will enjoy utilizing the light-filled reading room with soft seating for momentary study breaks, and beautiful shaker-styled seating for intense study. For even more study seating, venture to the library’s second floor which contains eight state-of-the-art study rooms for collective study and a number of unassigned study carrels available to all students. You can enjoy access to the library’s space 90 hours per week, with extended hours several weeks prior to exam periods.

     The library has over 400,000 print volumes for your research needs. Additionally, we subscribe to hundreds of databases including LexisAdvance, Westlaw, Fastcase, BloombergLaw, BloombergBNA and HeinOnline to meet your research needs.  You can even access most of our electronic resources from anywhere you can access the internet using the University’s Virtual Private Network! Finally, the law library participates in the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), which gives you access to materials at the other academic research libraries such as N.C. State, UNC, and Duke. 

     Our library staff has a wealth of collective experience and are here to support your all research needs. The Reference Librarians are accessible by email, chat, phone, and in person. A Reference Librarian will also be assigned to teach legal research in your Legal Research and Analysis and Legal Research and Persuasion courses.  

     Best wishes for a successful law school career.  We hope you will take advantage of our vast resources and knowledgeable staff to enhance your law school experience. 

Director Perry and the NCCU Law Library Staff

More Ways to Contact Us

TXT us at 919.648.0247

Email us at referencelaw@nccu.edu

Call us at 919.530.6715

Ask a Librarian

About this Guide

This guide was created by Patricia M. Dickerson and is updated by the NCCU Law Library Reference Department.