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Levin College of Law

1L Guide

1L Resources- An introduction to the Legal Information Center and its resources


Welcome to the University of Florida Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center! It is our pleasure to assist you throughout your law school career. The guide is intended to give you the basics of the Legal Information Center, but don't hesitate to ask at the library circulation or reference desk if you have any questions!

Ask Us

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

Tap your Gator 1 card or use the mobile app 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!

Required Course Materials on Reserve

Most of the required materials for your first-year classes will be held on reserve behind the circulation desk. Items on reserve are available for check out for a period of twenty-four hours. These items may not be renewed. Please visit the circulation desk for more information.

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.

Student Printing

For your convenience, UF IT print stations are located in the Legal Information Center on the back wall of the LIC Copy Room. All print transactions  are charged to the student's ONE.UF account at a rate of $0.08 per impression for black and white printing. For questions about additional printer locations or to view and pay printing charges, please visit

UF Student Government provides an 250 impressions of free printing per semester for every UF student. The LIC Copy Room houses a Student Government printer that is located directly to the left of the Copy Room entrance. Please contact the Student Government Print Lab at (352) 273-4431 with issues or questions.

An impression is the number of images produced in a print run. A single-sided document is one impression. A double-sided document is two impressions.

Printers in the Legal Information Center Copy Room are black and white. The nearest color printer is located at Library West.