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Faculty User Guide: Finding Items In The Library

This guide is designed to provide information on library services for the full time faculty and the adjunct faculty at the University of Maine School of Law.

Location of Materials

The Law Library's collection is located on the second and third floors of the main building and in the Annex addition to the law building.  Below is a detailed description of what materials can be found where in the library.  We are always glad to provide tours of the library.  To arrange for a tour, contact the reference librarians at

If you have a suggestion for a new acquisition, you can contact anyone on the the library staff.  Faculty requests for new acquisitions are generally honored unless the item is unduly expensive or outside the scope of our collection development policy. The final decision on faculty requests lies with the Director.


Second Floor—Main Building

The law library's collection of primary legal resources can be found on the second floor of the library, in the law school's main building.  Here you will find federal primary legal resources, as well as ALR and ALR Federal.  In addition, the second floor of the main law building houses the state primary legal materials and the law library's classified collections. 


Third Floor-Main Building

On the third floor of the law library you will find the Circulation and Reference Departments as well as the library's extensive law review collection.  Also on the third floor reference area houses the Maine materials, including Maine cases, statutes, legislative documents and regulatory information. 

First Floor Annex

In the first floor of the annex you will find the library's Commonwealth Collection. 

Second Floor Annex

The Second Floor Annex is primarily a space for students to study. There are several large tables that can be used by library patrons.  Also in this area, you will find the end of the Library's classified collection KF 8218-ZA 5055. 

Third Floor Annex

The Third Floor Annex is primarily a place to hold large group meetings and a place for students to study. 

Library of Congress Classification for Law Materials


Call Number


Call Number

Administrative Law

KF 5401


KF 4801


KF 1111


KF 1163


KF 1631

Intellectual Property

KF 2971

Animal Rights

KF 3841


KF 379

Banking & Bankruptcy

KF 966, 1510


KF 9700

Business Associations

KF 1365


KF 3301

Business Planning


Land Use Planning

KF 5691

Civil Procedure


Landlord-Tenant, Housing

KF 586, 5721

Civil Rights

KF 4741, JX 4000

Legal Aid

KF 336

Collective Bargaining

KF 3408, HD 6480

Legal Research & Writing

KF 240

Commercial Transactions

KF 871, 956


KF 4945


KF 2161


KF 3821

Conflicts of Law

KF 400

Negotiable Instruments

KF 957

Constitutional Law

KF 4501


KF 1375

Consumer Credit

KF 1039, 1601

Products Liability

KF 1296


KF 801

Professional Responsibility

KF 305

Copyright, Patents, & Trademarks

KF 2986

Real Property

KF 566


KF 1384


KF 9010

Creditors’ Rights

KF 1501


KF 1431

Criminal Law & Procedure

KF 9201

Secured Transactions

KF 1050

Domestic Relations

KF 501

Social Welfare Law

KF 3300


KF 4119

State & Local Government

KF 5300

Employment Practices

KF 3457


KF 6271, 6763

Environmental Law

KF 3775


KF 1246

Estates & Trusts

KF 577, 726

Trade Regulations

KF 1600


KF 8931, 9660

Trial Tactics

KF 8911

Family Law

KF 501

Trusts & Estates

KF 726

Federal Jurisdiction

KF 4600, 8739


KF 750, 6584

Food, Drug, & Cosmetics

KF 3864

Workers’ Compensation

KF 3611

Future Interests

KF 605

Zoning Law

KF 5698

Housing, Landlord-Tenant

KF 586, 5721



Location of Research Tools



Am Jur (American Jurisprudence)

 Online for current, 2nd Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room


Online for current, 2nd  Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room

ALR Federal

Online for current, 2nd Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room

CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)

Online for current, 2nd Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room

Current Index To Legal Periodicals

Electronic Resource: See Reference Librarian for Help.

Federal Court Reports

Online Only: LexisNexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg for students and faculty.  Available on Fastcase for public.

Federal Register

Online only

Index To Legal Periodicals

3rd Floor Reference Collection--Print Only

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals HeinOnline - 3rd Floor Reference Collection--Print Only.

CFR List of Statutes Affected

2nd Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room

Reporters for Maine

3rd Floor Reference Room, 3rd Floor Circ. Desk Special Reserve

Shepard’s Citators for Maine Statutes and Cases

3rd Floor Reference Room

Shepard’s Citators: State and Federal

Electronic Resource: LexisNexis for students & faculty. Via LexisNexis Patron access for Public.

Note: Library only gets print Shepard’s for Maine.

Maine Statutes

3rd Floor Reference Room, 3rd Floor Special Reserve


Current online, 2nd Floor Federal Primary Room/Reading Room

US Government Manual

3rd Floor Reference Collection (JK 421 A3)

West’s Maine Digest

3rd Floor Reference Room,

West’s Regional Digest


 Note: Library has Atlantic Digest only, in the 2nd floor Reading Room.


2nd Floor Law Stacks, Select Titles 3rd Floor Special Reserve, online via West Academic Study Aids Package.


2nd Floor Law Stacks, Select Titles 3rd Floor Special Reserve


2nd Floor Law Stacks, (Select Titles 3rd Floor Special Reserve)

Law Reviews & Journals

Print located 3rd Floor Periodical Room (alphabetical by title)

Also available online via HeinOnline, LexisNexis and Westlaw