Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library

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Announcement - 18 month renovation at the Schmid Law Library!
  • The lower level and first floor south-side are currently closed. Seating is limited throughout the library.
  • All books have been relocated.  If you wish to use the collection, please contact a librarian before coming to the library to ensure that you have access to the materials you need.
  • Librarians are available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm. Contact or 402-472-3547.

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.

Patents and Trademarks


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 is undergoing a facelift that will provide new and rejuvenated spaces for our community. The $6 million renovation will add two state-of-the art classrooms and allow our talented faculty to teach students the latest techniques for using technology and digital resources to solve problems and advance justice. 

Learn About the Renovation

Library Hours

June 6-July 10

Monday-Thursday - 7am-10pm
Friday - 7am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday- 9am-6pm
Closed on Sunday, July 4th for Independence Day 
Monday, July 5th - 8am-5pm

July 11-August 14

Monday-Thursday - 7am-10pm
Friday - 7am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9am-6pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday August 14th & 15th

Reference Assistance

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

Location and Parking

1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68583

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