Library news & announcements for the week of
June 18, 2001

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Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 4 Holiday

Wednesday, July 4                      CLOSED
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Statistical Resources on the Web
The University of Michigan's Document Center site provides links to reports and statistics on hundreds of topics.

Formbooks Tutorial 
Whether you are a law student, a law clerk, or a practicing attorney, you need to know how to locate legal forms.  For the next two weeks, the Library will be running tutorials on how to find formbooks, as well as other less well known resources that contain legal forms.  There is no need to sign up to attend; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.  You can find the weekly schedule posted in the entry way to the Library.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding tutorials, please e-mail Joe Mitzenmacher (JMITZENM).

Keep Your Lexis and Westlaw Passwords Active this Summer
These are the summer password policies for Lexis and Westlaw.

Lexis: Any student enrolled in a summer class, on law review or moot court, or acting as a research assistant for a faculty member is eligible to register for summer access.  Other students have summer access to career materials only.  Graduating students are not eligible for summer access.

Eligible students can register for summer access at  Lexis recommends that graduating students who want to do some online research go to, the free internet research site.

Westlaw: Students graduating this year are allowed to register for two hours of free Westlaw access at  This is the program entitled "Before the Bar".  Note that students MUST register for this access prior to graduation; otherwise the student will receive job-search access only.

Students who are returning to Chicago-Kent next Fall have unlimited access this summer to all databases they may normally access during the school year.  These students do not need to register for this access because it is provided automatically.

Students are reminded that Westlaw law school passwords may not be used for research for law firms, government agencies, internship, externship, public interest,
pro-bono or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework. 

Library Food and Drink Policy
1) Drinks are permitted, except in the computer labs,  if they are in reusable hard plastic or metal containers with permanent lids that do not have to be removed to drink, or if they are in bottles with securable caps.  Not allowed are: cans, styrofoam or paper cups, or any container without a permanent lid or securable cap.

2) Food is not permitted in the library.

3) No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in the computer labs.

Please Guard Your Valuables
Personal belongings, such as laptops, wallets, purses, briefcases, cell phones and Palmtops should be carried with you any time you leave your study area.

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