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Week of November 5, 2007

Be on the alert!

Two wallets have been reportedly taken in the Library recently. Most thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender...like leaving your stuff unattended. Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime! Please protect your valuables.

If you see someone acting suspiciously in the Library, please alert the library staff.


LLM Lexis & Westlaw Passwords

LLM students enrolled in the IP, Family, Financial Services, & Tax certificate programs who still need a Lexis or Westlaw password should contact Holly Lakatos at: hlakatos@kentlaw.edu; 312-906-5690.


Fall Semester Library Hours

Fall Library Hours

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours

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

Featured Resource: Environmental Law Reporter (ELR)

ELR is the most comprehensive resource available at the DTC Library that specializes in environmental law and related areas (natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health & safety and land use law). A print version of ELR was maintained in the Library until 2003 on the 9th floor at  KF3775.A6E5. Since 2003, though, the print version only contains current news & analysis. The online version is much more robust and contains news & analysis plus editorial summaries, expert analysis, updates on litigation, federal laws & regulations, international materials, and original source documents.

Researchers trying to find materials in ELR may use either a Google-like keyword search, or browse through the various indexes available. The extensive help boxes and help tab provide lots of tips for how to create a better or quicker search. For students who want to pretend that they're already working in a firm, ELR provides the "ELR Timer" so that they can keep track of how much time has been spent researching.

ELR is available on the Downtown Campus and by remote access through the proxy server to DTC students, faculty, and staff.


General Library Policies

Library Rules

While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:

Guard Your Valuables

Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended.  Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender.  Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!  Please protect your valuables.

Courteous Behavior

Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated. 

Food and Drink

You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.

Noise & Cell Phones

Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly if you need to communicate with others in the library. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.

Unattended Belongings

Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.

Use of Library Materials

Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.

Other Reminders

  • No pets are allowed in the Library.

  • Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.

  • Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.

  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

 

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