Student Services

Welcome Students!

The Law Library is here to support you! Don't hesitate to touch base with our friendly Circulation and Reference staff with any questions, requests, suggestions, comments, or concerns that you have.   

  • Circulation staff may be reached in person or by phone (520-626-8023) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm). You can reach circulation staff anytime by emailing the AskCirc email account at circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com.
  • Reference staff may be reached in person and by phone (520-621-5455) Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (the Reference desk is located near the WEPA print kiosk on the main level). You can reach reference staff anytime by emailing the AskRef email account at reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com. 

Study Room Reservations

Reserve one of the library's 8 study rooms using the library's online reservation system. Click RESERVE A ROOM to make your reservation.

If you have questions about how to use the system, contact circulation staff for assistance. During regular business hours, call the Circulation desk 520-626-8023 or stop by in person or email the AskCirc email account at circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com.

Circulation Services

General Collection:

  • The general collection is located primarily in the library's lower level. It consists largely of single volume treatises. The Arizona Collection is located on the library's main level. Most of the materials in the general collection are available to check out for extended loan periods. Some materials are in-library use only. Circulation staff can help you determine the status of items you are interested in. Return borrowed general collection materials in the book drop located at the Circulation desk.

Circulation Reserves:

  • Circulation reserves is located behind the circulation desk. This collection consists of reference books, hornbooks, study aids, and legal research and writing guides. These materials may be checked out for two hours at a time and must remain in the library during use. Return borrowed Circulation Reserves materials in the book drop located at the Circulation desk.

Course Reserves:

  • Course Reserves is located on a book cart next to the meeScan check-out kiosk. This collection consists of one copy of every current semester law course textbook. These books may be checked out for two hours at a time for use in the library or in class. Return borrowed Course Reserves materials in the book drop located at the Circulation desk.

How to Check Out Books:

  • Check out books at the Circulation desk during regular circulation hours (8-5 M-F).
  • Check out books anytime using the meeScan self checkout kiosk located across from the Circulation desk. 
    • Your CatCard is required to checkout materials.
    • Circulation staff are happy to assist if you need help using the meeScan kiosk.
    • View this video tutorial which walks you through the meeScan self checkout process.
  • Check out books anytime using the meeScan app on your mobile device.
    • To download the app, select the link for the type of phone you use:
    • Instructions for using the meeScan app to check out a book:
      • Click "Start" button.
      • Type in your CatCard number (on your CatCard below your photograph).
      • Click "plus sign" on your phone to begin checking out a book.
      • Align the barcode in the window on the app. Hold still so the app can capture the barcode image.
      • Deactivate the book at the white station at the meeScan to finalize the self checkout.
        • Place book on the white station with the book spine resting against the guide.
        • A green light comes on and there is an audible "thump."

Other Circulation Services:

  • Ask Circulation if you need ear plugs, a flash drive, or book stand.
  • Ask Circulation about the library's standing desks and extra monitors at study spaces.
  • Ask Circulation if you lost or found something. They manage the law school's Lost & Found service. 
  • Ask Circulation if you have a question about anything. If they don't know they will find out who does!

Study Aids 

West Academic Online Study Aids Collection

West Academic Study Aids provides a comprehensive online collection of study materials designed to help you succeed in law school. Included in the collection, among others, is the Acing Series, Black Letter Outlines, Gilbert Law Series, Nutshells, Hornbooks, Short & Happy Guides, and Step-by-Step Guides. In addition to 24/7 access, features include advanced search options, highlighting and note taking capability, audiobook and lecture formats, and interactive practice questions.

How to Access West Study Aids:

  • If you already have an account, sign in and verify your school email address or click on West Academics under Quick Links on the left column of the Law Library homepage.
  • If you do not have an account, go to the West Academic homepage and  "Create an Account" in the upper right corner and follow the prompts. Once you create an account, you are automatically logged into West Academic. Verify your school email address one of two ways:
    • If already logged in, click your name in the upper right corner and click "My Account." Enter your school or work email address under "My School/Organization." Then click "Check for Materials" and check your email for a verification link. The next time you log in, you will be prompted to confirm your email; or
    • The next time you log in you will be prompted to confirm your email. Enter your school email address and check for a verification link.
  • Or for Guest Access, when you are on campus, simply click the study aids link on the Law Library homepage or go to the West Academic homepage. When you are off campus, guest access is available by signing into your school network (requires entering your Net ID and password).

Once you have verified your email address you can access all the content available in the subscription and can log in independently from your school's network.

If you want to read offline, you can download the "RedShelf App."  To read offline, follow these instructions:

  • Sign in to the West Academic homepage.
  • Select the book you would like to read offline and open a chapter to browse the book.
  • Click the "Open in RedShelf eReader" button at top of page to open the book in the online reader. The book is now available for offline reading in the app.
  • Download the RedShelf app, available free in the Apple App store or Google Play store.
  • To gain login credentials you will need to create a password for the RedShelf app. Select "Forgot Password," enter the email address associated with your West Study Aids Collection account, and click the "Request Reset" button. You will receive an email with a password reset. Follow the instructions for creating a new password in order to sign in.
  • Books you have viewed within the online reader will appear in the RedShelf app the next time you sign in. Your notes and highlights will sync between the app and the online reader.

CALI 

The College of Law is a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). The CALI website offers more than 1,000 interactive legal tutorials written by law professors on over 25 topical areas. The eLangdell bookstore offers over 60 free e-case books and reference resources. 

LibGuides

The Law Library LibGuide collection provides information on particular subjects or a course you may be taking. For example, when it comes time to write your required substantial paper, consult the Substantial Paper LibGuide to learn how to select a topic, conduct a preemption check (writability survey), begin your research process and more. Or, if you are conducting research in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy, consult our IPLP Resource Guide, a comprehensive resource on American Indian Law. LibGuides are located under the Research Services tab on the Law Library website and at the Law Library LibGuide webpage.

Print Study Aids

Print study aids, including "Examples and Explanations," Questions & Answers," and "Glannon Guides" are available on the west side shelves behind the Circulation desk. Feel free to browse or ask circulation staff for assistance locating specific study aids.

Computers, Printing & Scanning

Computers:

  • UA WiFi: This is the University of Arizona secure wireless network and open to current UA students and employees. To access:
    • Select "UAWiFi" from your device's wireless network options.
    • Use your UA NetID and password to log into the network.
  • Student computers: The Law Library has two computers available for student use, located on the main level of the library  (near the WEPA print kiosk).

Main Library Technology:

Charging Station for Computers/Phones:

  • If you need to charge your computer or phone, the library has a charging station on the main level, east side, near the red chair group seating.  

Printing:

  • The library has two Catprints WEPA kiosks for printing -- one on the main level of the library and one on the lower level of the library. 
    • Instructions on how to use the WEPA kiosks are located next to each machine.
    • The WEPA kiosks are not managed by the library. Questions? Visit the CatCa$h and CatPrint FAQs.
    • For information on how to download WEPA to your mobile device, visit the WEPA-CatPrints webpage.
  • LexisNexis provides free printing from its database of materials, including cases. 
    • The LexisNexis printer is located on the lower level of the Law Library.
    • Student LexisNexis reps are responsible for loading paper in the machine and sorting printed materials.
  • A copier machine with scanning capability is located on the main level, across from the WEPA printer kiosk.
    • The copier accepts CatCards with CatCa$h, coins, and one-dollar and five-dollar bills.
    • Scanning is to USB devices only.

Scanning:

  • The Law Library has two ScannX touch-screen scanners -- one on the main level of the library and one on the lower level of the library. 
  • Students can send scans to email, Google drive, USB devices, and more.  
  • Features include the ability to convert images to other formats and text translation to over 60 languages.

Reference & Research Support 

Need help with a citation? Wondering how to locate a book or journal? Don't know how to start researching a legal question? Not sure how to use a database? Look no further, the Law Librarians and Law Library Fellows are here to help you. Email your questions (large or small) to our AskRef email account at: reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com.  Staff monitors the account Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm.  We look forward to hearing from you!

In addition to email, the Reference team is available to help you with your research needs via Zoom or in-person meetings. To schedule a Zoom or in-person appointment for more in depth research assistance, send an email to the AskRef email account at: reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com.

Westlaw & Lexis Account Registration

The Law Library provides academic access to Westlaw and Lexis for law students for educational purposes only. Students receive activation codes and instructions for these products during 1L Orientation and are encouraged to register their accounts before the first week of classes. Transfer, LLM, and SJD students also receive codes early in the fall semester.

If you have not received your activation codes or need assistance setting up your account, please contact Sarah Gotschall or Niki Carpenter. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The Law Library will attempt to borrow materials not available at the University of Arizona Libraries from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Wall Street Journal Subscription

Through a generous donation to Eller's Department of Finance, students may create an account to receive the Wall Street Journal online. Activate your complimentary membership by visiting WSJ.com/UArizona.

Textbook Purchases

Students may order casebooks directly from the publisher. Discounts may or may not be available. 

  • LexisNexis (including Carolina Academic Press (CAP))
    • Students may purchase an eCasebook directly from the LexisNexis bookstore at https://store.lexisnexis.com/categories/law-school. Students receive a link to the eBook via email after purchase.  
      • The license to download an eBook is one user/one copy.
    • Students may purchase materials directly from the CAP website.
      • The license to download individual CAP Casebooks and Study Aids is one use/one copy.
  • West Academic (including Foundation Press)
    • Visit the West Academic website and/or the West Academic Webstore.
    • Special Note: If you purchased a copy of a book from West Academic and have not yet received it, call them to get temporary access to the book you need online.  Simply call 1-877-888-1330 to obtain access.  
    • Disability Accommodations - Student Requests
      • Qualified students may receive an electronic version of a West Academic Foundation Press publication that has been adopted for classroom use. The eBooks run on the RedShelf platform and have the ability to enlarge text and print to voice capabilities. Visit the West Academic disability accommodations website for more information, including FAQs, and Disability Request Form.
  • Wolters Kluwer
    • Students may purchase digital-only casebook access to Wolters Kluwer Connected eBooks.
    • Students receive an access code upon completion of the transaction.  Use the access code to register your product at CasebookConnect and start using the full eBook, practice questions, and learning tools immediately. 
    • The Connect eBooks work on any device.

Sample Exams

The Law Library maintains an online collection of past exams. The exams are added to the collection only at the request of individual professors. To access the exams, go to the College of Law website, click the drop-down box under "Resources," and select "Intranet." On the new page that comes up, click on "Student Intranet" and log in with your Net ID and password. At the top left of the new page, select "Documents" and next "Library." Open the folder "Law Library-Sample Exams." 

Information on examinations, exam software, exam schedules, and support is available on the College of Law examinations webpage.

Last updated:  08.10.22 cbc