The mission of the Law Library is to support the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law’s goals and curriculum. The Law Library’s budget for FY2011-2012 was $749,211 which allows the library to provide access to legal information to support the teaching, research, and scholarly activities conducted by faculty and students; develop legal research aids and programs that allow faculty and students to fully use and understand the use of legal research tools, including the development of the most effective legal research techniques. All students receive a laptop computer at orientation with a wireless connection to access the library’s digital collection from anywhere in or outside of the law school building. There are 284 seats in the library with additional seating in study rooms and the lounge for study purposes. The library is open 94 hours per week. There are five full-time professional librarians that provide 68 hours of reference coverage per week (please refer to the schedule of the Library’s Hours and Reference Hours, below). Librarians are available to faculty and students in person, via email, or through Windows Live Messenger, an instant messaging (IM) solution that provides one-on-one virtual reference.
DSOL Library and Reference Hours may change during examination periods, holidays, and interterm periods.
The Law Library is open to all faculty, staff, and members of the Tennessee Bar, with our primary responsibility to serve the students and faculty of the Duncan School of Law. Handicap access is located at the north side of the building.
It is the purpose of the Duncan School of Law Library administration and staff to make the holdings of the Law Library as freely available to all patrons as is consistent with policies outlined in the Duncan School of Law Library Handbook.