Student Services

Library Orientation

Welcome!

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

  • Circulation staff may be reached in person or by phone (520-626-8023) during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm) or anytime by email to the AskCirc account at circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com.
  • Reference staff may be reached in person and by phone (520-621-5455) Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (the Reference desk is located near the WEPA print kiosk on the main level), or anytime by email to the AskRef account at reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com. 

Casebook 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 at https://cap-press.com/
      • The license to download individual CAP Casebooks and Study Aids is one use/one copy.
  • West Academic (including Foundation Press)
    • Visit https://www.westacademic.com/students and/or the 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.  
       
  • Wolters Kluwer
    • Students may purchase digital-only access to Wolters Kluwer Connected Casebook at WKLegaledu.com
    • Students receive an access code upon completion of the transaction.  Use the access code to register your product at CasebookConnect.com and start using the full eBook, practice questions, and learning tools immediately. 
    • Works on any device.

Circulation Services

The Law Library circulates primarily single volume treatises from the general collection. These items are available to check out for 21 days at a time with three renewals. 

Circulation Reserves, located behind the circulation desk, includes reference books, hornbooks, study aids, and legal research and writing guides.  These materials are available for check out for two hours at a time and must remain in the library during use.  See below for information on checking out Course Reserves items.   

You may check out books at the Circulation desk or use the meeScan self checkout machine located across from the Circulation desk. Your CatCard is required to checkout materials. Please ask Circulation staff if you need assistance using the meeScan machine.

If you need ear plugs, a flash drive, or directions, don't hesitate to ask the staff at the Circulation desk for assistance. You can also email us at our AskCirc account at: circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com. In addition, the College of Law Lost & Found is housed at the Circulation desk. 

Computers, Printing & Scanning

Computers:

  • The Law Library has two computers available for student use on the main level of the Law Library (near the WEPA printing kiosk).
  • Students may borrow a variety of technology from the Main Library, including laptops, tablets, and cords and chargers. 
  • UA WiFi for students
    • UA WiFi is the University of Arizona secure wireless network. It is open to current UA students and employees. To access:
      • Select "UAWiFi" from your device's wireless network options.
      • Use your UA Net ID and password to log in to the network.

Charging Station for Computers/Phones:

  • If you need to charge your computer or phone, the Law Library has a charging station on the main level near the red chair seating area

Printing:

  • Students may print to the Catprints WEPA kiosks. There is one kiosk on the main level level and one kiosk on the lower level of the Law Library. 
    • Use a credit/debit card, CatCa$h, or a WEPA print card to print.
      • Note, there is $0.40 charge for each credit/debit transaction. You can save money by transferring money to your CatCa$h account or purchasing a WEPA print card.
    • Single sided, B/W printing is $0.15 per page. Single-sided color is $1.00 per page. Double-sided B/W is $0.30 per page and double-sided color is $2.00 per page.
    • For CatCa$h and CatPrint FAQs go to: https://catcash.arizona.edu/faqs.php#wepa_faqs.
    • For information on how to download WEPA to your mobile device, go to: https://softwarelicense.arizona.edu/wepa-catprints.
    • Instructions on how to pick up your print job are next to each Catprints WEPA kiosk.
  • 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 only.

Scanning:

  • The Law Library has two ScannX touch-screen scanners. One scanner is on the lower level near the LexisNexis printer and one scanner is on the main level near the Circulation desk.
  • Students can send scans to email, Google drive, Office 365, USB devices, OneDrive, and more.  
  • Features include the ability to convert images to other formats and text translation to over 60 languages.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves contains one copy of every current semester law course textbook, which may be checked out for two hours at a time for use in the library or in class. Course Reserves materials are located behind the Circulation desk. Please place returned Course Reserves books in the book drop located at the Circulation desk.

Note: Copyright laws and fair use exceptions allow us to scan and send to an individual (not post on D2L) a chapter or section of a book, an article, and more. We aim to provide scans of print materials within 1-2 business days.  You can request scans by contacting us at our AskCirc account at: circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com.  Please include course name, course number, book title, edition, author, and pages/chapter needed.  If your request is too extensive, we will scan what we are able, beginning with the first page of your request.

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). To request an article or book through Interlibrary Loan, please click here and follow the directions.

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 account at: reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com.  Staff monitors this account Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm.  We look forward to hearing from you!

In addition to email, we are 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, please send an email to our AskRef account at: reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com.

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 then "Library." Open the folder "Sample Exams." 

Complete information regarding College of Law examinations, exam software, and exam schedules is available at https://law.arizona.edu/examinations

Study Aids 

 The Law Library provides access to a variety of Study Aids to help you succeed in law school. 

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.

First-time users must register using a student authorization code. Please contact either the Circulation desk (circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com or the Reference desk (reference@law-arizona.libanswers.com) for assistance obtaining the code.

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 at https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/law-library/?b=g&d=a&group_id=7770.

West Academic Online Study Aid 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 at subscription.westacademic.com and verify your school email address or click on West Academics from the Law Library Quick Links page at https://lawlibrary.arizona.edu/.
  • If you do not have an account, go to subscription.westacademic.com and click "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 your library homepage (https://lawlibrary.arizona.edu/) or go to subscription.westacademic.com. 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 your 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 subscription.westacademic.com.
  • 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.

Print Study Aids

Print study aids, including "Examples and Explanations" and "Glannon Guides" are available in Circulation Reserves. Staff at the Circulation desk can show you where to locate these and other reserves materials.

Study Room & Individual Seating Reservations

The Law Library's Study Rooms and a select group of tables and carrels are set aside for reservation in advance or at the moment of access by members of the College of Law community using our online reservation system.

To access the online reservation system

  • 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.
  • On the new page that comes up, scroll down to "Most Commonly Used Resources" on the left and select "Law Library Reservations." 
  • Directions on reserving a room are provided on the reservations page.

If you have questions about how to use the system, please call the Circulation desk 520-626-8023 or email the AskCirc account at circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com or stop by to ask in person.

Westlaw & Lexis+ Accounts

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 Barbie Montoya.

 

Last updated:  08.17.2021