The Law Library Reading Room is being remodeled in the near future. In connection with this project, several collections currently located in the Reading Room will be permanently relocated to other areas of the Law Library and Library of Congress shelving areas.
The Library’s online catalog records will be updated as materials are relocated. Researchers are encouraged to consult the online catalog and then to contact the Law Library Reading Room at (202) 707-5079 concerning any unanswered questions about the location of materials.
Public users will be able to obtain updated information through the Law Library’s website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Below is a picture of our Global Legal Resource Room, which is managed by Elizabeth Moore. The Global Legal Resource Room is staffed Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and may be used by members of the public during those hours. Books housed in this room are indicated by “GLOBAL” after their call […]
As a Mexican-born American, I’m always looking for occasions to celebrate. I guess this festive nature is simply dyed-in-the-wool (or dyed-in-the-cotton, if you’re Southern-raised, as I am). With that in mind, I wanted to write a bit about the Mexican Constitution – especially since two related holidays take place in the month of February: Mexican […]
This week’s interview is with Sayuri Umeda, Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. I joined the Directorate of Legal Research (which was renamed as the Global Legal Research Center in 2010) of the Law Library in 2001. I used to have only two (or three, depending on how we […]
It’s been 150 years since the start of the Civil War. In case you were wondering, yes, I’m from South Carolina and no, I don’t call it the “War of Northern Aggression.” I remember hearing a news story about a woman serving in disguise during the Civil War and thought I’d look more into it […]
This Presidents Day I would like to focus on one out of the forty-four. The Law Library has a digital collection of items related to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and the Law presents items from our Rare Book Collection that highlight periods when Lincoln’s life (and death) were securely linked to the law. Presented in three […]
Below is a picture of the preamble as contained in the limited print edition of the Constitution of India, which was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949 and came into force on January 26, 1950. The World Digital Library states that “the original of this elaborate edition took nearly five years to produce” and […]
One primary area that I work on is THOMAS and legislative information. Because of that, I am very pleased to announce several joint initiatives between the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office (GPO). I’ve met a lot of great people at GPO over the last few months as some of the details of […]
This week’s interview is with Robert Gee, Chief of Law Library Public Services (and my immediate supervisor). Describe your background. I serve as Chief of Law Library Public Services, a position I have held for nearly 17 years. I was hired as a temporary legal reference librarian almost 27 years ago (in 1984) to fill […]
Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services, and I gave a presentation on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta, GA. We focused on the legal research services and resources available from the Law Library of Congress and other free online collections. You may have heard of […]