The Law Library is part of the Duncan School of Law School located at 601 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. 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 our mission.
A self-checkout system is located on the main floor of the Duncan School of Law in the lobby.
A current Duncan School of Law identification card WITH BARCODE is required to check materials out from the Library.
ID cards and barcodes are non-transferable. Please do not attempt to check-out any library material(s) with another student’s ID and barcode.
Circulating books can be checked-out for a three week period and can be renewed, provided that they have not been requested by another user.
Audiovisual materials have a limited circulation period of one week.
All circulation of Law Library materials is suspended three weeks prior to exams. Any
materials that are checked-out must be returned by the last day of classes.
- Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reference hours may change during examination periods, holidays, and interterm periods. Changes to Reference Hours will be posted on the digital screen in the lobby, and communicated via TWEN to the Duncan School of Law community.
Food, Drink, and Smoking Policy
There are designated areas where faculty, students and staff can prepare and eat their food within the law school building. All Library users are requested to keep study areas and offices clean. Students are urged to take their food and drink to the Student Lounge where tables and couches have been provided.
The Law School is a smoke-free environment.
Tables are located on both the main and third floors of the law school and are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Books, papers, and any other personal belongings must be removed from the reading rooms at the end of each study session.
The library staff is not responsible for any personal belongings left in the study areas. Study rooms are also available for use by the students. These are generally available on a first-come, first-served basis. Study rooms cannot be reserved, and groups of three or more students have priority over a single student. During exams, some study rooms may be reserved for exams only.
With respect to others, please talk quietly in all library areas.
Cell phones should be turned off or on vibrating mode at all times. Please show courtesy to others by not making or answering phone calls in the study areas.
Restrooms are located on all floors of the building. There are restrooms located on the main floor of the Library, and near the Tennessee collection on the third floor.
A copier/printer is located on the main floor of the Library near the restrooms. A second machine is on the third floor. Students are allocated 500 pages and students can add additional printing to their accounts through the Lincoln Memorial University Information Services Department.
Please do not attempt to clear problems with the copiers. Report any malfunctions, including paper jams and low toner, to the Library staff.
In addition, dedicated LexisNexis and Westlaw printers are located on the main floor of the Law Library. All LexisNexis or Westlaw documents should be printed to these printers and not the student copiers/printers.
There is a book cart located on the main floor of the library for items that need to be reshelved. To ensure that the Law Library remains in order, please do not reshelve books.