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Levin College of Law

1L Guide

An introduction to the Legal Information Center and its resources

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Legal research faculty at the Levin College of Law Legal Information Center hold both JD degrees and MLS degrees. All the legal research faculty teach in the 1L legal research curriculum. If you have questions about resources, don't hesitate to ask your 1L legal research professor or any of us working the reference desk! 

Accessing the Library

Swipe your Gator 1 card to gain entry when our doors are secured (except during weather closures).  Please do not prop open or hold the doors open when they are locked so that we can provide a safe and secure research and study area for UF Law students. There are a variety of study spaces throughout the library for you to find a spot that suits your needs!

Locating a Book

The search box located above will let you search for books by title, author, subject, call number, keyword, series, or ISBN in the Legal Information Center holdings.

You can also check out books from Smathers Libraries. Follow this link to search the holdings at all of the University of Florida libraries:

Study Space

Looking for a place to study? The Supreme Court Reading Room, directly in front of you when you walk through the LIC entrance, and the Quiet Room, which also holds federal, general United States law, and interdisciplinary materials, on the first floor are designated quiet areas. Carrels may be found in the first floor Quiet Room as well as the second floor. Tables can be found in the Supreme Court Reading Room, the Quiet Room, and on the second floor. Soft seating areas are arranged throughout the LIC.