Posts Tagged ‘reference’

Summer Hours and Library Services

In Check This Out on June 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Yes, we are open during the summer!

Schmid Law Library’s summer hours during the 1st and 2nd Five Week sessions (June 7 – August 15) are:

Sunday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 10:00pm

Friday, 7:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Schmid Law Library is closed Friday & Saturday, July 3-4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Reference assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.



Fall Break is Just Around the Corner

In News & Notes on October 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Schmid Law Library is open normal hours during the UNL Fall Break. Reference will be available on Monday from 8am – 5pm.

1st floor study

Happy 4th of July

In News & Notes on July 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

The librarians and staff at Schmid Law Library wish you a happy 4th of July holiday. The library will be closed on Friday, July 4th.


Our Nebraska resources are available 24/7 and many of our research databases are accessible off-campus to Nebraska Law faculty, staff and students. Reference assistance will return on Monday, July 7th.

Yes, We’re Open to the Public

In Read This on June 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

A regular question at Schmid Law Library is, “are you open to the public?” YES! We are a public law library open to anyone who wants to use the law library for legal research.

A helpful guide for Pro Se users is available here from our Schmid Law Library in a Nutshell LibGuide. It includes information on finding legal forms, Reference assistance, links to helpful Nebraska legal websites and a useful FAQ for visitors on parking, public computer use, WiFi and public Westlaw access.

The librarians at Schmid Law Library provide Reference assistance Monday – Friday from 8AM – 5PM, please call a reference librarian at (402) 472-3548 for details on library services. We look forward to assisting with your legal reference and research needs.


Digital Tip for April 22nd…

In Check This Out on April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Tip of the Week
You may be out of town for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be out of touch with your dedicated reference library staff. At any time, or for any reason, call us. We can help with reference questions, research strategies, moral support, you name it. (The fact is, we grow lonely for you, too, over the summer, so as much as we’re here to help you with your work, we’d also love to hear from you….) 402.472.3547.

Tweet Treats During Finals
Follow the law library on Twitter (@schmidlibrary) for tweets to tasty treats in the library!


Legal Research Tips

In Check This Out on February 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Here’s a few new tips and links from the helpful librarians at Schmid Law Library:

Federal Legislation. ( ) is a website launched in the fall by the Library of Congress that gives users excellent and detailed information about federal legislation. The site is similar to, ( ), but doesn’t have as many useful tools. But this site does give users all the basics: text of bills, the ability to track any bill’s progress once introduced and detailed information about amendments and sponsors. Also, since it’s a product of the Library of Congress, it’s as close to an official source of congressional information as is available today.

State Legislation.

This week the Sunlight Foundation announced that their Open States project now covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Open States, is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol and all other states in one source. Users may also track legislation after a simple registration process.

Welcome Back for Spring 2013

In Check This Out on January 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

The spring semester has begun, welcome back!

Schmid Law Library’s spring semester hours are:

  • Sunday 11:00Am – 12:30Am
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM – 12:30Am
  • Friday 7:30AM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00Am – 10:00PM

Schmid Law Library will be open 9Am – 5PM on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21st.

Reference Librarians are available from 8Am – 5PM Monday through Friday for Reference assistance, stop by or call the library with questions.

A number of exciting events and informative speakers are schedule at the University of Nebraska College of Law this spring 2013 semester. Check the UNL Law College Calendar for details. Mark your calendar for February 7th, the Nebraska Supreme Court will be in session at McCollum Hall.



Need a Place to Study? We’re Here to Help

In Check This Out on November 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Final exams are just around the corner and Schmid Law Library is here to help.  The library is open extended hours the next two weekends for exam preparation and study:

Friday, November 30th & December 7th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Saturday, December 1st & December 8th, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, December 2nd & December 9th, 9:00 AM -12:30 AM

If you’re looking for class study-aids, we have a number of Nutshells available – check the collection near the Reference desk or ask a librarian for help.

Study rooms are available each day, but the “early bird gets the room” this time of year.  Sorry, we don’t take phone reservations for study rooms.

Reference Assistance is available, a librarian will be at the Reference desk from 8AM – 5PM and over the lunch hour – stop by to chat, ask a question or get some candy.

The staff and Librarians at Schmid Law Library wish you “good luck”