Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library

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  • The Schmid Law Library is closed to all except University of Nebraska College of Law faculty, staff, and students.
  • If you need access to the collection for legal research purposes, you must set up an appointment via email through Appointment times are limited to virtual reference assistance hours.
  • Virtual reference assistance is available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm. Contact

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. Attorney 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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Computer render of remodeled library

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. 

Library Hours

May 10-16
Monday-Friday - 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

May 17-June 5
Monday-Thursday - 7am-8pm
Friday - 7am-5pm
Saturday - 9am-5pm
Sunday - Closed
Closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day

Reference Assistance

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

Location and Parking

1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68583

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