Patron Code of Conduct
The primary mission of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the Law School and the Cleveland State University community. We also welcome members of the Bar and public who wish to use our collection for conducting legal research. It is our desire to provide an environment conducive to research, reading, and the legitimate use of library materials and services. To foster this environment, it is necessary that all users of our facilities act in a manner which follows our rules and is considerate of the rights of other patrons. Read more.
Services for Students
The C|M|Law Library provides many services to help you with studying and exams. See the other sections of this guide, as well as our For Students page, for complete information.
First-year students, see our Orientation page for information on password registrations, email, and more that should be completed before your Orientation week.
Catalogs & Circulation Policies
There are three library catalogs you can search:
- Scholar - Encompasses the C|M|Law Library and CSU Michael Schwartz Library collections.
- OhioLINK - Searches over 85 Ohio university library collections. OhioLINK also includes numerous research databases and electronic journals.
- WorldCat@CSU - Allows you to search article databases as well as the Scholar, OhioLINK, and WorldCat catalogs. To include law review articles in the search, go to Advanced WorldCat Search and add the Legal Collections database.
For additional information, see the Scholar Help page, OhioLINK Search Tips page, and About WorldCat and Cleveland State University Libraries page.
See our Circulation Policies page for information on the different loan periods that apply to materials borrowed from CSU Libraries and OhioLINK, as well as obtained via interlibrary loan from WorldCat libraries.
Contact a Law Librarian:
Text messages only: 216-539-3331
Law Library Call Numbers
C|M|LAW library uses the Library of Congress classification system. Many call numbers in the library start with KF, meaning U.S. Law. Call numbers for Ohio books start with KFO, and are found in the Ohio Room or Reference. See Library Maps.
See Subject list with the U.S. Law Classification for legal topics and their corresponding call numbers.
See Ohio Call Numbers.