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Information about student focused services and resources available Duquesne Kline Law Library, at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Student Services

Student Services at Duquesne Kline Law Library, at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Contact Information

  • Renewing Materials: Renew Materials Online | Information Desk (412.396.5017)
  • Fines: Information Desk (412.396.5017)

Scanning

There are two scanners from SCANNX, in overhead and flatbed models, located in the Duquesne Kline Law Library Print Center (218B). The scanners allow for quick and easy transfer from print to electronic format. The app includes usb, mobile device (You'll need QR Code Reader), and other options, for convenient sharing among you and your colleagues. Older flatbed scanners are located in Room 117. 

Duquesne Kline Law Students, Faculty, and Staff can now access the most up-to-date scanning facilities in Print Center, Room 218B, Duquesne Kline Law Library. This Duquesne Kline School of Law, IT Department, and Law Library collaboration will allow you to make the most of your image and text scanning projects. There are now two "SCANNX" units in 218B, including one new "overhead" scanning device, and updated user interface. Each unit is connected to a new touch-screen monitor, as well as new keyboards, USB drives, etc. The updated application includes a "mobile" option that allows you to scan documents and images to your phone, or other mobile device. A most welcome new addition, indeed! Of course, you can take advantage of familiar document sharing and saving options, like USB storage for larger files. In addition to the overhead scanner, the flatbed device is still available, to accommodate projects that may be better suited to that option. The interface display is visually similar to the previous version, providing a high level of app familiarity, while also offering new choices, like the mobile device option.

  • User Instructional Manual Available in Room 218B.

HDMI Cables and Adapters

Want to connect your laptop to an HD Monitor? HDMI cables are posted (valcroed to wall) in each Study Room that contains an HD Monitor in Duquesne Kline Law Library (Study Rooms: G04B, G8, G10, G11, G23, G24, G25, G27). If you do not see one posted in these rooms, stop by the Circulation Desk. There are several available to borrow, just in case. 

On a related note, there are several Xcellon 3 in 1 adapters available at the Duquesne Kline Law Library Circulation Desk to borrow. These are generic Thunderbolt adapters and work for any apple adapters for the hdmi cords. 

Printing & Wireless Printing

Please visit the Information Technology page for extensive information on printing in the Print Center. If you have difficulty setting up print privileges, "Lab Print" system, print quota (i.e. adding credits to your balance), changing settings on your device (like "double-sided"), or any printer/software issues, please contact Computing Technology Services (CTS) help@duq.edu or lawit@duq.edu. Visit the Law IT Printing Page for in-depth details about printing at Duquesne Kline School of Law. Print quota increase requests must be made to University Computing Technology Services (CTS) help@duq.edu or visit during regular business hours at Room 206 Duquesne Student Union.

Comprehensive University Web Site on Printing: https://www.duq.edu/student-printing

Regular 8.5" X 11" Double sided: When printing regular 8.5" X 11", and you would like your print job to be double-sided, go into your print dialogue box, on your machine (laptop, pc, device, etc. ..). Select "double sided" from the settings, before sending the job.

Legal Size Paper (and double-sided) Printing: Printer trays are NOT stocked with legal size paper. If you need legal size paper, please inquire at the Information desk. NOTE: You will need to feed legal size (or any paper larger than 8.5" X 11"), through "Tray 1", located on the right side of each printer.

The printers in Room 218B and Room 117, do NOT print "legal size" paper, or larger, double-sided, automatically. However, it can be accomplished manually, on a limited page basis. For instance, if you need to print a double-sided, legal size (or larger format) document, you can do so manually by the following steps:

1.  Ask for several pages of legal size paper at the information desk (it might take a few test runs to get the output to your desired expectations, so grab a couple extra sheets).

2. Once you've edited/finalized your document, go to the "size" tab in Word, or other app, and select legal size paper (or other desired size).

3. Go into your print dialogue box, on your machine (laptop, pc, device, etc. ..). Select "double sided", if so desired.

4. Click "Printer Properties", and select "Tray 1", before clicking the "Print" button.

5. Release the print job via "Lab Print" system.

6. Open "Tray 1", located on the right side of the printer, and place your legal size (or larger) paper in position, to feed into the printer. Click "OK", on small touch screen located on front of the printer

Color Printing 

The Law Library's printers are NOT equipped for color printing, however, here is the DU campus option for color printing.

Color Printing: You can submit color print jobs, through the "Lab Print" Interface, to be printed and picked up in the lounge area in the Student Union Building (across the hall from Starbucks) next door to Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University (color prints are fifteen (.15) cents per page, each side).

Experiencing problems with "Lab Print" Print Management, or any other Printing or IT Issues?

Contact Computing Technology Services (CTS) help@duq.edu or lawit@duq.edu

Link to Information Technology Page

Additional Details about printing at the Duquesne Kline Law Library, like how to print double-sided, legal-sized documents, fee-based color printing options at Gumberg Library, and other details, can be found here at the Duquesne Kline Law Library Student Services Page. There are 3 Printers Located in Room 218B Duquesne Kline Law Library "Print Center", near the entrance to the Duquesne Kline Law Library (2nd Floor), as well as 2 additional printers in Room 117, on the 1st Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library.

Additional questions about printing? Please contact lawit@duq.edu

The Duquesne Kline Law Library Electronic Newsletter

  • The Duquesne Kline Law Library electronic newsletter provides information about the Center's resources and services. It is regularly distributed to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University community.
  • Chuck Sprowls edits the newsletter; please contact him to provide feedback or suggestions.

Research for Law Practice Class

  • The Duquesne Kline Law Library hosts a one-credit, pass-fail advanced legal research course.
  • This course uses an asynchronous online format.
  • Topics covered include primary and secondary legal resources, developing an appropriate research strategy, and advanced searching skills.
  • Students gain exposure to the use of both litigation and transactional practice materials, current awareness and alerting services, free internet resources, and emerging technologies such as legal analytics.
  • The emphasis of the class is on an in-depth understanding of resources that are available on Westlaw and Lexis+; however, students will learn to use other electronic research products like HeinOnline, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Contact Chuck Sprowls with any questions about the Research for Law Practice course. 

Course Reserve Text Books

The Duquesne Kline Law Library maintains a reserve collection of course text books. You can search for course reserve books in LOCATE. Reserve Books may be checked out for two hours, and used within the Duquesne Kline Law Library only. You can search for course reserve books by instructor name or by course name.

PLEASE NOTE: Past exams and other photocopy material are not part of the reserves collection at Duquesne Kline Law Library.

  •  Instructors need to utilize Canvas to share past exams, readings, and other material with their students.

  •  Instructors, please see the administrative assistant, on your office floor, for assistance with past exams, readings or other material for your Canvas site(s).

  •  Instructors should consult the Law IT department (via email lawit@duq.edu) for assistance with posting course material to your Canvas site.

Anyone with questions about course text books on reserve should contact Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133).

Online Reservation System Policy for Group Study Rooms

Introduction:

The Duquesne Kline Law Library hosts an online booking system for the group study rooms. STUDY ROOMS ARE FOR DUQUESNE KLINE SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENTS ONLY. There is a total of 18 Study Rooms available. This includes 5 Study Rooms in the Locker Room area (1st Floor of the Duquesne Kline School of Law - Not in the Duquesne Kline Law Library), 2 Study Rooms on the First Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library, and 11 Study Rooms on the Ground Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library. That is a total of 18 Study Rooms. 

Please Note: 

  • Study Room Reservations - Study Rooms, and the reservation system are for Duquesne Kline School of Law Students Only during the Academic Year. During Summer, study rooms are devoted to Bar Prep, via pre arranged assignments. Alternatively, please consider using the ample open space on any floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library, or try Reservations for Gumberg Library Study Rooms.

Please be considerate when using all Study Rooms, especially concerning noise. The rooms are not soundproof, and your fellow students in neighboring rooms, as well as students studying in nearby Duquesne Kline Law Library open areas, will be negatively impacted by any excessive noise you generate. In other words, for the sake of your fellow Duquesne Kline Law Students, please keep noise down to a minimum while using the Study Rooms. Also, when finished with a room, please leave it in usable condition for the next group. This means gather up any trash, or other loose items, and take it with you upon exit. This especially pertains to any perishable food items, or other items, that may result in rotten or offensive odors. Your fellow students appreciate your help, consideration, and courtesy while using these shared, community resources.

Duquesne Kline Law Library bears no responsibility for any objects you leave unattended!

Terms and Conditions:
1. Rooms can be reserved up to five days in advance.
2. Rooms are available to Duquesne Kline Law Students, Staff, and Faculty only.
3. Rooms can be reserved in a single four-hour block; each user is limited to a single four-hour booking per day across all rooms.
4. The maximum amount of time that a group can reserve across all study rooms is four hours per day. If the Duquesne Kline Law Library's staff notices that one group is clearly monopolizing a room by having different group members sign up for time slots, we reserve the right to honor the first four hours of reservations and open up the remaining hours.
5. If a room is not reserved, it is available on a first come/first served basis. (We recommend you still make a reservation, at that point, to avoid the possibility of another student making a reservation in the meantime, resulting in potential loss of the space. In other words, the online reservation takes precedence over physical occupancy.)
6. The system will send an email confirmation. That is your proof of reservation.
7. A group that is more than 15 minutes late will be deemed to have surrendered its reservation.
8. There are no key checkouts. Please do not lock doors. Doors must remain unlocked.
9. Please do not leave your belongings unattended (backpacks, laptops, valuables, etc.) in the Study Rooms. Duquesne Kline Law Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items left unattended. 

Where to locate Study Rooms (i.e. two Locations)

Location #1: Locker Room Area, on 1st Floor of Duquesne Kline School of Law (Outside of the Law Library)

Directions - How to get there? Take the stairs, from the Main Entrance Floor area of the Duquesne Kline School of Law, one level down, to the Locker Room Area (i.e. not in the Duquesne Kline Law Library). Notice the following room number sign designations, around the perimeter of the Locker Room Area: 

Room 102, Room 104, Room 105, Room 106, and Room 107

 

 

(Note Room 103 is NOT a Study Room.)

Where to locate Study Rooms (i.e. two Locations), continued. ..

Location #2: First Floor AND Ground Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library

Directions - How to get there? There are 2 Study Rooms on the First Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library. Once inside the Duquesne Kline Law Library entrance floor (2nd Floor), you can take the stairs, or elevator, to the First Floor to access Room 114B, which located near Shelf "F1" in the "Reading Room" Area. The other First Floor Study Room, Room 120, is located near the center of the First Floor, next to Shelf "F21". There are 11 Study Rooms located on the Ground Floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library. You can take the stairs or elevator to the Duquesne Kline Law Library "Ground Floor", which is the bottom floor of the Duquesne Kline Law Library. Floor, notice room number sign designations around the perimeter of the Ground Floor. Room G7 is located in the center of the Ground Floor near Shelf "G73":

First Floor Study Rooms

Room 114B and Room 120

Ground Floor Study Rooms

Room G1A, Room G7, Room G8, Room G9, Room G10, Room G11, Room G23, Room G24, Room G25, Room G26, and Room G27

Please note, Room G12 is an office, and no longer a Study Room. For more Study Room information or guidance, please choose the following options: Visit the "Study Room Reservations" link from the Duquesne Kline Law Library's Homepage, prepared LibGuide on Duquesne Kline Law Library's Study Rooms, the Student Services page of the Duquesne Kline Law Library's Web Site, stop by the Duquesne Kline Law Library's Information Desk, call 412.396.5017, or contact our chat service at lawlibrary@duq.edu

Don't hesitate to visit or contact, we are happy to assist!