General information about key library resources and services is below. See the tabs above for more detailed information about particular topics.
Reference librarians are available to offer guidance during accuracy check.
Reach us in person or by phone, email, or live chat. See our Ask a Librarian page for more details.
Reference Desk Hours
You may also contact a specific reference librarian for assistance.
* Summer and holiday hours may differ
Library Catalog: the primary finding tool for OSU Libraries resources. Search for resources by book or journal title, author, keyword, subject, etc.
HeinOnline [off-campus]: a legal database containing an extensive Law Journal Library and official versions of many commonly cited sources, including the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and the Congressional Record. To find a source, search by citation using the Citation tab or use the Advanced Search to search by title, author, keyword, or date
Legal Research Databases: a complete list of databases available through Moritz Law Library, along with free resources and relevant databases from OSU Libraries
OSU Libraries Online Journals List: a complete list of online journals and e-books available through OSU Libraries; search by title or browse by title or subject
In the Library Catalog, use the red "Request this item" button for items not in the Moritz Law Library collection but available at other OSU library locations. To complete the request, you will need to enter your name, as it appears on your BuckID, and your University ID number, which is the shorter string of numbers on your BuckID. You will receive an email message when the item arrives.
In the Library Catalog, also notice the blue "OhioLINK catalog" button, which you can use to search other Ohio academic libraries for a book. Once in the OhioLINK catalog, use the green "Request" button to request delivery of a book to the law library. To complete the request, you will need to enter your name, as it appears on your BuckID, and your University ID number, which is the shorter string of numbers on your BuckID. You will receive an email message when the item arrives.
If you cannot find a book, journal article, or other material in the Library Catalog or on OhioLINK, check WorldCat to see if a library outside Ohio has the item. To request a book available through WorldCat, fill out an orange interlibrary loan request form at the reference desk or use the main library's interlibrary service, ILLiad. If you need a PDF of a source that replicates the print version, specify this in the online form. You will receive an email when the item is available for pick-up.
When requesting materials, please check to see if another journal member has already requested the item before submitting an interlibrary loan request.
The borrowing period for OSU material is 17 weeks with possible renewals beyond that period. If an item is requested by another user, the due date may be sooner. For material received from other Ohio academic libraries, the borrowing period is 3 weeks with possible renewals beyond that period.
The library has two scanners, one near the Law Library Administration Suite (274) and another in the Reserve Room. Scanning pages from books, journals, and loose documents to email or flashdrive is possible.