The John Marshall Law School Library: Member Access
CBA members may access the JMLS Law Library with the purchase of a $10 JMLS photo id card.
About the Library
The Library entrance is on the 6th floor of the Law School. Access to the Library is available through the Law School's State Street entrance and also through a walkway on the 6th floor of the CBA building at 321 S. Plymouth Ct. The walkway is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more detailed descriptions of the Library’s services, holdings, collections, policies and business hours, visit the Library website at www.jmls.edu/library.
To reach the library by phone, call the Law School’s general number at 312-427-2737 and press x710 for Circulation or x729 for Reference. The Circulation Desk also has a direct number, 312-987-1413.
Library Access & Privileges
Legal Research at the JMLS Library
The JMLS Library subscribes to several commercial legal databases including LexisNexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. The library provides access to LexisNexis Academic and Westlaw Patron Access (WestPac) so that CBA members may access many of the resources available in LexisNexis and Westlaw. WestPac includes federal and state primary law materials and has Keycite functionality for updating legal research. Secondary materials, including forms, are not generally included in the subscription. Access to these databases is limited to the four dedicated CBA/Alumni terminals. Note that only two users may access WestPac at a time. Under the academic subscription contract, access to some databases, including full access to Westlaw and Lexisnexis, is restricted to JMLS Law faculty, students, and staff. There are four computer terminals dedicated to CBA and JMLS Alumni use. Off-campus database access is not available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about resource access.
Electronic Resources at the JMLS Library
Access to electronic resources, as well as general internet access, is available only at the four(4) non-networked public access computers on 6. It is possible to print from these computers using your i.d. card. After clicking on print in whatever application you are using, a box labeled Uniflow should appear on your screen. Enter the first five digits on the back of your card into the Uniflow box. Then go to one of the network printers and swipe your card. Your print job should then appear in your print queue. Select your print job and print. The screen will also display the balance on your card. To add value to your card, go to the Security Dept Office, Room 209 on the second floor of the State Street building.