Public Services

The Chase College of Law Library welcomes visitors and members of the community. Although the primary focus of the Law Library is to provide services needed by the law faculty and law students, the library offers many services which are available to all who enter. Our goal is to provide high quality library service. We are here to help.

24/7 Access

Chase law faculty and Chase law students have 24/7 access to the Law Library. Faculty, staff, and students must use their NKU AllCard to enter the law library after hours.


The Circulation Desk is staffed all hours the library is open to the general public. Although much of the library’s collection is non-circulating, many single volume treatises can be checked out. All check-out and check-in takes place at the Circulation Desk. To check out any item users must present a current NKU I.D. or a Chase library card. Chase library cards are free to the public. Application forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

Group Study Rooms

Eleven rooms are available to Chase law students for group study. Many of these rooms are equipped with video and DVD players, as well as whiteboards. Law students may reserve study rooms online. Keys are available at the Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan

If the library does not own a particular title, the library will try to borrow the title from another library. To request an interlibrary loan, fill out the online form or call 859-572-5395.

Library Tours

For an individual or group tour of the Law Library, complete a Library Tour Form or call 859.572.5396.

LexisNexis Patron Access for the Public

Public patrons can search LexisNexis Academic for federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations at the public web terminals on the second floor of the library This is a FREE service provided compliments of the law library.


One self-service photocopier/printer is located on the second floor of the library. For everyone with an NKU e-mail account, this photocopier has the ability to scan a document in black & white and send it to an email address without cost to the user. Chase students may email print jobs to Norse Print and release print jobs to this printer using these directions. Chase students may also swipe their NKU All Card to pay for photocopies. Public users can copy material using this photocopier printer using the copy card located at the circulation desk. Each page is 5 cents, payable in cash at the circulation desk. Law students can print from their laptops to a printer on the second floor or to a printer on the third floor in the Eble Student Commons.

Wireless Network / Public Access Computers

The Law Library and the campus is a fully wireless environment. Students with wireless enabled laptops can access all of the online resources the library provides from anywhere within the law school. Computers for the general public provide Internet access, as well as fee-based printing capability.