Information About the UIC Library and JMLS

A benefit of UIC’s acquisition of John Marshall is access to UIC library resources. In addition to being able to check out materials from UIC libraries, JMLS students, faculty, and staff can access UIC databases and journals. Note that you will need your NetID to access these.

JMLS users also now have access to I-Share. I-Share allows you to search for and request materials that we don’t have at JMLS from participating libraries. Think of it as an expedited interlibrary loan program.

If you have questions about these or any other library-related issues, please reach out to

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How Can HeinOnline Help You?

Looking for a law review article, an old federal statute, or a historical treaty? You can find all of these and considerably more in HeinOnline. HeinOnline is a database that is best known for its collection of law reviews and journals—to access a specific journal, click on the catalog tab above the search bar and enter the name of the journal you’re looking for.

As you can see in the image below, HeinOnline also provides access to a wide range of other primary and secondary legal material, including U.S. federal materials, practice area-specific resources, and cross disciplinary resources on topics such as women and the law and slavery in the U.S.A. and abroad. There is a series of helpful videos on Hein’s YouTube page, and if you have questions about using HeinOnline, please visit the reference desk, call us at 312-427-2737 x729, or send us a message using the “Ask a Librarian” function on the library homepage (available M-Th, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00-4:00 during the fall and spring semesters).


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New York Times Online Available to JMLS Community

The JMLS library has joined a consortium of law libraries to provide access to the New York Times online. Access is now available to current students as well as full time faculty and staff.

For more information, visit the reference desk during normal reference hours in person on the 6th floor, by phone at 312-427-2737 x729, by e-mail at, by text at 312-854-2752, or via chat from the library homepage.

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Summer Use of Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

Both continuing students and spring 2019 graduates can continue to access Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg. Here is a breakdown of what, if anything, you need to do to make that happen:


  • Continuing students may continue to access Westlaw for non-commercial purposes through the summer, and unlike last year you do not need to take any steps for this to be effective. Permissible uses include coursework, summer research assistant assignments, law journal research, and other academic work.
  • Graduating students can extend access through Westlaw’s Grad Elite program for 6 months. You you can find more information here. If you have further questions, please contact our Westlaw rep, Elan Kleis.

Lexis Advance

  • Continuing students may use Lexis Advance throughout the summer.
  • Graduating students will have full access to Lexis Advance through December 31, 2019. If you have further questions, please contact our Lexis rep, Carter Isham.

Bloomberg Law

  • Continuing students may use Bloomberg Law for any throughout the summer.
  • Graduating students will have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation.

If you have any questions about this, please contact

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Spring 2019 Finals Snacks

Snacks are back on the 6th floor during finals.

  • Monday, May 6 at 8 am – Doughnuts and coffee
  • Tuesday, May 7 at noon – Bagels and cookies
  • Wednesday, May 8 at 3 pm – Cookies
  • Thursday, May 9 at 3 pm – Cookies
  • Monday, May 13 at 3 pm – Cookies

Stop on by for some sweet treats!

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8th Floor Closed for Construction, 9th Floor Now Ultra Quiet Floor

As you’ve likely heard by now, the library’s 8th floor will be closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Over the course of the next year, it will be converted to JMLS’s Collaboration Commons, which will feature multiple study rooms and other spaces for students to work together. If you previously used the 8th floor as the ultra quiet floor, please make your way to the 9th floor. We have designated it the ultra quiet floor, and there you will find a number of the study carrels that used to be on the 8th floor.

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Fall 2018 Finals Snacks

Snacks are back to help sustain you through finals. Swing by the 6th floor at the following times for coffee and other various sweets. Bananas will also be available at each serving.

Wednesday, 12/4 at 8:00 a.m. – donuts

Thursday, 12/6 at noon – cookies

Monday, 12/10 at 3:00 p.m. – cookies

Thursday, 12/13 at 8:00 a.m. – donuts

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The Fall Book Sale Has Begun – Swing by the 6th Floor

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Library Floor Closures Starting Friday, June 29; Library Closed on July 4

In preparation for the 8th floor renovation, the following floor closures will be in effect this weekend. Also note that as of Friday, the 8th floor will be closed until the renovation is complete next year, and the library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

  • Friday, 6/29 :                   8th floor and 9th floor CLOSED; 6th and 10th OPEN
  • Saturday, 6/30:               8th floor, 9th floor, and 10th floor CLOSED; 6th OPEN
  • Sunday, 7/1:                     8th floor, 9th floor, and 10th floor CLOSED; 6th OPEN
  • Monday, 7/2:                   8th floor CLOSED for the next year; 6th, 9th and 10th floors OPEN
  • Wednesday, 7/4:             LIBRARY CLOSED (4th of July Holiday)
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On Fridays this Summer, the 6th Floor Reference Desk Will Not Be Staffed

This summer, the reference desk will not be staffed on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as it is during the spring and fall semesters. If you need research or reference assistance on a Friday, please email or ask circulation desk staff to call one of the librarians.

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