Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library

  • Reference help is available Monday-Friday 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm CST. Hours vary during break, holiday, and interesession periods. Contact or 402-472-3547

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Research Guides

Schmid Law Librarians have created a series of guides that provide research assistance for various subject areas, topics, and classes. The guides include bibliographies of useful resources as well as research tips and suggestions. Examples of available guides include real estate transactions, water law, and Native American law.

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Nebraska Legal Resources

Use our Nebraska State Law Resources Guide to access recent opinions from the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as selected opinions from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and other federal courts. The Guide also provides access to local municipal codes and other resources from Nebraska Administrative Offices. 

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Nebraska Public Library Toolkit

The Nebraska Public Library Toolkit provides helpful links to Nebraska primary legal resources, including court opinions, statutes, regulations, and the Nebraska Constitution. The Toolkit also contains links to resources commonly needed by self-represented litigants, including forms, directories, and virtual self-help centers.

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Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

The Schmid Law Library's PTRC is a complete resource for entrepreneurs and inventors who are looking to register their own trademarks or want to file their own patents. The PTRC can provide guidance on how to search for patents or trademarks and file appropriate applications.

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The Schmid Law Library has archival materials for J. Lee Rankin, former U.S. Solicitor General and Nebraska Law alumnus.

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Policies and Services

We strive to maintain a comfortable atmosphere for all library users to conduct research and study, and ask all users to be courteous and respectful of others. Feel free to bring in covered beverages, small snacks, and find a comfortable space.

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Building Our Community

The Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library reopened after undergoing a facelift that includes new and rejuvenated spaces for our community. The $6 million renovation added two state-of-the art classrooms and allows our talented faculty to teach students the latest techniques for using technology and digital resources to solve problems and advance justice. 

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Library Hours


Spring Semester: January 8- April 18

Monday-Thursday, 7am-12am
Friday, 7am-10pm
Saturday, 9am-10pm        
Sunday, 9am-12am


Spring Break: March 8-17 

Friday, March 8, 7am-5pm
Saturday, March 9, 9am-5pm
Sunday, March 10, 9am-5pm
Monday, March 11, 8am-5pm
Tuesday, March 12, 8am-5pm
Wednesday, March 13, 8am-5pm
Thursday, March 14, 8am-5pm
Friday, March 15, 8am-5pm
Saturday, March 16, 9am-8pm
Sunday, March 17, 9am-12am

FINALS: April 19-May 1

Monday-Friday, 7am-12am
Saturday, 8am-10pm
Sunday, 9am-12am

Reference Assistance

Monday-Friday - 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Location and Parking

1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68583

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