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Law Library Services During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Closure

Reference & Research  |  Circulation  |  Faculty & Instruction  |  Course-Required Textbooks  |  Online Study Aids  |  Other Resources


FACILITY HOURS

The Law Library is closed, but patrons can drop off library materials using the book drop located on the sidewalk outside of the library entrance. Most of our services and resources are available virtually. Review a description of our virtual services or contact lawref@uga.edu if you have any questions.

 

CONTINUING SERVICES

Reference & Research Services

Virtual reference assistance is available Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Services include email, video conference, and chat. Please contact lawref@uga.edu for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Circulation

If you have questions related to course reserves, borrowing or returning materials please contact lawcirc-l@listserv.uga.edu. Scanning and electronic delivery, or postal delivery, are available. If you have existing checked out items, loan periods will be extended and fines suspended.

Faculty & Instruction Services

Most faculty services will continue to be provided virtually. Individual teleconference or videoconference research consultations can be scheduled by appointment through lawref@uga.edu. If you need assistance related to your course, eLC, Zoom access or any other resources to support remote learning preparations,various law school and library team members are available to help. Please use the resources found below or contact lawit@listserv.uga.edu.

Course-Required Textbooks

  • West Academic/Foundation Press Course-Required Textbooks: Set up your own account using your uga.edu email address at: https://eproducts.westacademic.com/ Then call (877) 888-1330, Ext. #4 to activate. If you already have an account for West Academic Study Aids you only need to call the number. Access will be in place until June 1. 
  • Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Course-Required Textbooks: Go to http://bookshelf.vitalsource.com and log-in or create a Bookshelf Account with your uga.edu email address. Click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This tab provides access to the freely available e-textbooks required by the School of Law this semester. Textbook downloads are limited to 7 titles and trial access will expire on May 25. Instructions and FAQ are available for VitalSource account creation. 
  • Carolina Academic Press Course-Required Textbooks:Contact your instructor for the course. Faculty members are working directly with the publisher to get access codes good through June 1 for students who need them.

Online Study Aids

  • West Academic Study Aids Online (Ongoing Access via the Law Library) access several study aid series including: Acing series, Black Letter Outlines, Career Guides, Nutshells, Law Stories series, Concise Hornbook/Hornbook series, Law School Legends Audio series and Sum and Substance Audio series.
  • Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library (Temporary Access available thru July 1) offers Wolters Kluwer’s Examples & Explanations titles, as well as other study aids, such as Glannon Guides. There are also over 200 videos with coverage of 21 course areas.
    • There is a two-step login process to access: Go to: https://ebooks.aspenlaw.com/librarycard/login
    • 1. Under Choose Institution type ‘Georgia’ and select University of Georgia School of Law. Under ‘library card number’ enter your UGA MyID username with a "1" at the end, example if MyID = abc98765, then use abc987651. Then you are logged into the subscription.
    • 2. Then make/login to your personal account. You must have a personal account in order to download books to your account and save your notes.
    • Instructions for how-to-access and download ebooks are available. To export your personal notes click ‘Export’ at the bottom of the Notes page. You can print up to 30% of a book in your personal account.
  • LexisNexis Digital Library Trial Site Study Aids (Temporary Access available thru June 1) gives access to a collection of treatises, practice guides, study guides, including the Understanding… series, and more in eBook format.
  • LexisNexis Courtroom Cast (Ongoing Access via the Law Library) give access to courtroom videos; edited judicial opinions of the most commonly assigned cases for first and second year law students; available in text and audio.
    • Go to: http://courtroomcast.lexisnexis.com/
    • Create an account by clicking on “login & register”; select "University of Georgia Law School" from the drop-down menu and use your UGA email address.
  • CALI (Ongoing Access via the Law Library) provides access to more than 1,000 interactive tutorials on legal topics.

Share your feedback with the Law Library about how helpful these study aid resources were in supporting your learning. Several of these subscriptions are on a trial basis only. We are evaluating which study aid package subscriptions to continue.

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