The Law Library circulates limited materials, primarily treatises, from the general collection for 30 days. Course Reserves contains copies of every law course textbook, which may be checked out for two hours for use in the library or in class. Please see our Circulation Policy for further information about borrowing materials from the Law Library.
Class materials are found in Course Reserves located behind the Circulation Desk. Materials may be checked out for two hours for use in the library or in class. Course Reserves includes textbooks, the Hornbook and Nutshell study aids, important Arizona materials, legal research and writing guides, audio visual materials, and many other commonly referenced items. Check the Course Reserves list to see which materials are available for a particular course.
Group Study Rooms
Group study rooms are available for law student group use at the Law Library. These rooms are located on the lower level, and are limited to law student use. Check out a key card at the front desk. The loan period is 4 hours.
"Can I renew a study room?" Renewals are based on room supply and demand. On slow days, yes; but on busy days we will stick to that one 4-hour loan period.
"Can I reserve a study room for the legal writing final?" Group study rooms are not available for individual test-taking. However, all of the classrooms in the law school are available for test-takers during finals.
The Law Library maintains a collection of past exams, both online and as part of Course Reserves. The exams are added to the collection only at the request of individual professors. You must use your UA NetID credentials to access the online Sample Exams.
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). Click here to request an article or book through interlibrary loan.
Reference & Research Support
The Law Library's reference librarians are here to help law students with legal research and teach three levels of legal research courses: a required Introduction to Legal Research course in the first year; an intermediate legal research course taught the first week after graduation each year; and a semester-long 3 credit Advanced Legal Research course. In addition, reference librarians are available to assist you with your research and answer reference questions. Contact a reference librarian or email us at email@example.com.
The College of Law is a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). The CALI website offers more than 270 computer-based tutorials in over 28 different legal subject areas. First-time users must register using a student authorization code.
WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, & Bloomberg Law
The Law Library provides academic access to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law 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. Contact a reference librarian for more information.
Computers & Printing
The Law Library has 15 computers exclusively for law student use in the computer lab. Installed software includes MS Office and OpenOffice. A flatbed scanner and Adobe Acrobat Pro are available on one lab computer. There are 9 additional computers available to students and the public in other areas of the library. Contact IT Support for additional support offered by the College of Law.
Printing, copying, and scanning are also available in the library. Please see here for more information.
Last updated: 2 September 2015