The Electronic Law Library (ELL) is located in the Education Department, Building 1249. Hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Weekends & Holidays 8:00 a.m -9:30 a.m., 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m -8:30 p.m.
The Bureau of Prison’s uses the lexis nexus ELL program. This program is computer based. To access the ELL publications and cross reference material on computer, inmates will need a PIN, PAC, and registration number. Law library clerks are available for assistance, and there is a tutorial located in the software that is available to help anyone interested on how to use the program. All ELL users will be automatically timed-out of the work station after 2 hours. However, after 15 minutes have elapsed, you may log back on the workstation. There are ten ELL workstations, and six stations for typewriters. The library uses the Swintec 7040 electronic typewriters. The typewriter ribbons are available for purchase in the commissary. The cost of printing material is 15 cents per page. Lexis nexus updates new cases every 30 days. The United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG) book is updated annually, but it is not always purchased by the Bureau. At least three times a year, lexis nexus moves all cases from each database into the complete historical record of Circuit, Appellate, or Supreme Court Databases. Only 100 or less cases will remain in the database for new files. Any new federal register document relevant to the USSG will be posted on the bulletin boards. Also, certain books such as Black’s Law Dictionary, Shepard’s Citation, Legal Research Manual, and Federal Criminal and Civil Codes and Rules are available in print. These books may be checked out by using your identification card. The ELL is for legal research only. If there are any security issues, or misuse the (ELL) Electronic Law Library will be shut down.