Reference Services - The Library staff will assist users in the location of information and materials needed to support legal research and offer instruction in the use of these tools. Reference service does not include performing research for the user or the offering of legal advice or opinions. Patrons may direct inquiries Reference Librarian Susan Couch at CouchS@mcohio.org or call the Library at (937) 225-4496.
Disclaimer: The members of the staff may offer library services to assist professionals in their research efforts, but they are not authorized to give legal advice or practice law.
The Staff may assist in research as directed by the user, but the user will remain the person solely responsible for the quality and quantity of the research regardless of the amount of assistance provided. Likewise, the user is responsible for any advice, counsel and conduct with respect to his or her client(s).
Circulation Policies - Circulating materials may be charged out at the circulation desk. This privilege is extended to registered attorney users only. Sponsored law students and paralegals may charge out material in the name of their sponsor. Library materials may be charged out for no longer than two weeks. The Library reserves the right to recall circulating items at any time. Overdue notices will be sent for unreturned items following the two week loan period and replacement costs will be charged for lost materials. Some materials are restricted to use in the Library. These works are marked NON-CIRC.
Photocopy Services - A photocopy machine is available near the circulation area. The charge for copies produced on the Library's photocopying equipment is twenty cents ($.20) per copy. This charge also applies to copies made from the network printer located in the media center as well as copies made from microforms.
Facsimile Services - The Law Library maintains a facsimile machine for in-house and patron use. The charge for this service is twenty cents ($.20) per page for receiving a fax transmission and two dollars ($2.00) per document, with a twenty-five page maximum, for sending a transmission. An additional cost will be charged for lengthy documents.
Please note the following copyright restrictions:
"The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Photocopies or other reproductions can be furnished only under certain conditions, if they will be used solely for private study, scholarship or research. Use of the reproduction for other purposes may make the user liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright laws."