All UIC Libraries are committed to providing accessible services, spaces and resources, including at UIC Law Library.
For information on accessibility services at other UIC Libraries : https://library.uic.edu/help/article/1955/use-accessibility-services
Each UIC Library physical space is different. The University Libraries consist of multiple locations, including two other libraries on the Chicago campus, Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences (LHS).
The Law Library is located within the overall School of Law Buildings, at 300 S. State Street. Students enter the Law Library space on the sixth floor and separately enter the Collaboration Commons space from the eighth floor. Both floors are accessible via elevators.
The Law School's State Street Building has accessible restrooms: The 1st floor hallway between State and Plymouth has a wheelchair accessible, gender-inclusive, single person restroom. The 2nd and 8th floor have multi-stall restrooms with a wheelchair accessible stall.
At the Law School, there are two different types of study space that can be reserved by any UIC Law student up to a week in advance. The Law Library study space rooms (on floors 6, 9, & 10) can be reserved here and the Collaborative Commons space rooms (on the eighth floor) can be reserved here.
Otherwise, student study space in the library is first-come, first served for open seating. Because of the layout of the library with the sixth floor being the entrance to the library, this floor tends to be the loudest. Students looking for non-reserved space to study that will be more quiet should seek out spaces on the ninth and tenth floors.
Accommodation based reserve study space
If you are a law student with study-based accommodations and need additional support beyond the study rooms you can reserve yourself, contact the Disability Resource Center.
Accommodation based reserve testing space
In-person law student midterm and final exam accommodations are handled through the Disability Resource Center.
Many ebooks provided through the library have accessibility features that all students can use. These books are not usually textbooks. Information about accessibility in UIC library database ebooks is available.
However, if you need books and other library materials that are not already available in an accessible format, students must first register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC), then fill out the Alternate Format Request Form.
A height-accessible WEPA printer is available on the 6th floor at the Law School near the circulation and reference desks.
Disability Resource Center: Their mission is to empower the overall UIC community with the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to ensure full access and engagement for students with disabilities in all aspects of college life. For many accessibility services, students need to be registered through the DRC.
The Law School’s Office of Student Life & Leadership coordinates law student accommodations with the Disability Resource Center.
If you have concerns about accessibility at the Law Library or through Law IT, you can also contact Ramsey Donnell, Associate Dean of Law Library & Information Services; Clinical Professor of Law