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Library Card for Community Users Update

In Read This on August 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Beginning August 1, 2011, the UNL Libraries is instituting a new community users card and fees.  This change will not affect UNL Law College alumni using the law library.

While Schmid Law Library shares a library catalog system, databases and library material with the UNL Libraries, we will not require NU Law graduates to purchase a community user card to use the Schmid Law Library collection.  The UNL Libraries and Schmid Law Library community user card for NU Law alumni is free and has a five-year expiration date that is renewable.  Nebraska Law alumni can register for a library card at the Schmid Law Library circulation desk.

The community user card fee for non-affiliated UNL users is $50 annually or $25 quarterly.  For community users who do not wish to check out material but want to use a UNL Libraries computer, Computer Use Only cards are available; this provides 90 minutes of computer access per day.  These cards are required to log onto a public computer at UNL Libraries.  Schmid Law Library has one public computer available and requires users to sign out a keyboard and mouse to use it.

Schmid Law Library takes pride in serving the NU Law College students, faculty, NU Law alumni and our Nebraska legal community.  With a print collection of over 400,000 volumes as well as a robust collection of legal databases, and professional staff to assist users, Schmid Law Library can help you find the information you need.


Welcome back or Welcome new

In News & Notes on August 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

We are excited for this Fall 2011 semester, glad you are here and hope we can help with your legal studies.

Please find a Schmid Law Library librarian or staff member if you have questions, need directions or need a quick a quick treat!  The big pumpkin is back at the Reference desk, the library hours are here and Tweet Treats (details here) is happening this week.

Good luck!

More Legal Apps

In Check This Out on August 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

With the Fall semester just around the corner, new books, apps and teaching tools are cropping up.  Two new legal apps are available for people interested in following the U.S. Supreme Court:

OyezToday offers the latest info on the business of the U.S. Supreme Court, including abstracts, searchable oral arguments and summaries.

PocketJustice is the mobile multimedia version of Chicago-Kent’s Oyez Project including abstracts, oral arguments and opinions.

Both apps are free for iOS and Android users, though HD versions are available for a fee.

Search Filter Bubbles

In Check This Out on August 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Have you seen this TED Talk by Eli Pariser?  Have you ever compared your search results with the person next to you?  Custom search results are being show to users whether we realize it or not.