As a graduate of Chase College of Law, the Law Library is pleased to offer you many resources and services. Whether you visit us in person or contact us by phone, you will enjoy the following benefits:

Library Privileges

As a first step, apply for a Chase Alumni Library Card. This online application can be printed and filled out prior to your visit to the Law Library.

You will need to present two forms of identification, one of which must be a photo I.D., such as a driver's license or passport. The other form of identification should include both name and current address, for example, a personal check, rent receipt, utility bill, or bank statement.

Most circulating items are checked out for a three week period. Videos and DVDs can be borrowed for two days. Photocopying is available for a minimal charge of ten cents per page.

Database Access

You can access our electronic resources while in our library. Some of the more popular databases include: BNA, CCH, and HeinOnline. Westlaw Patron Access provides federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, and court rules. Access the Databases page to view a complete summary of our electronic databases. Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot offer remote or off-campus access to non-current NKU students.

You can either download your research to a key drive or print-out your research results. There is a minimal charge of ten cents per page for printing.

Reference Services – 859-572-6484

Be sure to contact the Reference Librarian for help with your research questions. The Reference Desk is covered six days a week when school is in session and Monday through Friday during finals and the summer break. You can speak directly to the reference librarian or leave a message if the librarian is temporarily away from the desk. The reference hours are posted on the Chase Law Library website.

Types of Services

Retrieval Service

Librarians can verify if the library owns a specific title and place the information on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk.

Copy Service

Librarians will copy items from our collection and make the information available via an email attachment, mail, or pick-up. The delivery method will vary according to the length and format [print or electronic version] of the item needed. The librarian will strive for same day or next business day service depending on the time of the request, the number and the length of the item(s) needed. The library reserves the right to decline to provide this service depending on staffing availability. The library will follow copyright and fair use guidelines in determining what items it can copy.

Research Assistance

The librarian can help steer you to resources that may address your legal issue. The range of reference questions always varies, but here are some past requests:

  • Topical - Recommending the best treatises and formbooks
  • Direction - Finding free websites with laws, regulations, court opinions, or court rules
  • Legislative - Tracing the history of a law or finding the status of a bill
  • Databases - Help in constructing a LexisNexis or Westlaw search

Experienced reference librarians are available to assist with research strategies, but they are prohibited by law from giving legal advice [Ky. Rev. Stat. § 524.130 and Ohio Rev. Code §4705.97].