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New NOLOs!

The Law Library has added a large collection of updated NOLOs! The titles cover topics from Landlord-Tenant Law to Employer Law all the way to resources for pro se litigants. These book can be checked out by subscribers for 2 […]

Celebrating National Library Week as a Special Library

When it was decided that celebrating National Library Week would be a priority for our library, I went where every librarian goes looking for programming ideas: the internet (read: Pinterest). I tried all the official and unofficial sources out there […]

Mock Trial 2019

On Friday, January 18, 2019, more than 3,000 high school students entered courtrooms in 26 counties across Ohio, to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 36th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.   Their journey continued Friday, February […]

Ebooks of the Week: Indiana and Kentucky Jury Instructions

Our most-requested research item is, without a doubt, jury instructions. And while the only way you can access Ohio Jury Instruction remotely is to email our reference inbox ( and have us send them to you during business hours, all […]

Renovations will soon be underway at the Law Library!

After several years of planning, preparing and praying, the renovations of the State of Ohio room are finally ready to begin! Thanks to a generous gift from the Cincinnati Law Library Association, the State of Ohio room will be transformed […]

New Database Available in HeinOnline!

At close to 50,000 titles, the new HeinOnline database GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions is a robust addition to the Hein collection. According to Hein this database “contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted […]

Ebook of the Week: NCLC Treatises

This week’s ebooks of the week are available through our subscription to the National Consumer Law Center. Like Overdrive ebooks, these treatises are available to all of our subscribers, no matter their subscriber classification (solo, individual, firm, etc.). To access […]

The Importance of Treatises

I feel a little like I’m giving away a trade secret or exposing myself for a fraud with this one. Recently a patron asked me to identify a property owner’s liability when an invited guest causes injury to another invited […]

Ebook of the Week: Concise Hornbooks

Who doesn’t love a good overview? Hornbooks are a great way to quickly brush-up on any given legal topic when all you need is a summary of the more salient details. The Hamilton County Law Library has 35 Concise Hornbooks […]

You Can Still Smell the Burning

Smoke drifted in choking clouds across the city. Alarm bells rang out as the fire blazed. Engines rushed to the scene but were met by a vicious mob 10,000 strong. The citizens of Cincinnati had risen up to exact their […]