Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library

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  • Beginning November 23rd, library hours are changing for the holidays and exam period. Please scroll to the bottom of this webpage to see a complete list of hours.
  • The Schmid Law Library is closed to non-College of Law affiliates. Appointments are available Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. To schedule an appointment contact  or call 402-472-3547. 
  • The library is under an 18-month renovation. The lower level and first floor south-side are currently closed. Seating is limited throughout the library and all books have been relocated. Contact a librarian to make sure you can access the books you need.
  • Reference help is 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

August 23 - November 18
Monday -Thursday - 7am-12am
Friday - 7am-10pm
Saturday - 9am-10pm
Sunday - 9am-12am

November 29-December 16
Monday-Friday Nov.29-Dec.3 - 7am-12am
Saturday Dec.4 - 8am-10pm
Sunday Dec.5 - 9am-12am
Monday-Friday Dec.6-10 - 7am-12am
Saturday Dec.11 - 8am-10pm
Sunday Dec.12 - 9am-12am
Monday & Tuesday Dec.13-14 - 7am-12am
Wednesday & Thursday Dec.15-16 - 7am-5pm

Reference Assistance

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

Location and Parking

1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68583

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