Law Library

Library Access

UCI Law Alumni have access to the Law Library.  Please check in at the Service Counter and present a photo ID when entering the library.  Check the Law Library website (www.law.uci.edu/library) for current hours.

Library Material

Recent graduates can check out library material using their UCI ID until August 1, after graduation. All materials checked out using the recent graduate’s UCI ID are due no later than the close of business on August 1. After this date, all alumni who register for the UCI School of Law Alumni Association are eligible for a complimentary alumni library card. The card allows alumni to check out circulating Law Library materials. Alumni library cards are available at the Law Library service counter.

Reference Assistance

Law Librarians are available to provide reference assistance in person, by phone, (949) 824-6746, or by email, refdesk@law.uci.edu. Librarians are generally available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Library Databases

Library databases can be accessed remotely using the VPN until August 1, after graduation.  After this date, alumni must come to the Law Library to use these resources.

Scanning/Copying

Alumni are able to scan and copy in the Law Library. Scanning is free. Alumni can load money onto their UCI IDs or purchase copy cards to pay for copies.

Printing

Alumni can continue using the WEPA account tied to their UCInetID. Be aware that you must reset your UCINetID password annually. Failure to reset the password on an annual basis will lead to your UCINetID being deactivated. You will need to reactivate your UCINetID if you’d like to use it again.

Alumni can also print to the WEPA printers by registering for a new personal WEPA account and loading funds on this new account.

Computer Lab

Alumni access to the computer lab ends August 1, after graduation.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis, & Westlaw

Although policies change from year to year, past alumni have maintained full access to these legal research sites for a period of time after graduation. Alumni doing ongoing research for law faculty can ask for extended use from vendor representatives. 

  • Bloomberg Law. Check www.bloomberglaw.com to determine access after graduation.  Recent graduates who did not receive a Bloomberg Law username and password while enrolled in school can request access at www.bloomberglaw.com/activate. Alumni must use their law school email (@lawnet) to receive access.  
  • Lexis. Check www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access to determine access after graduation and to learn how to participate in the ASPIRE program. 
    A basic, non-password version of Lexis is available in the Law Library at the public computers. This version has fewer secondary resources, only allows for limited legal research, and has no career-related sources.
  • Westlaw. Check www.lawschool.westlaw.com to determine access after graduation. If no extension is requested, access has usually ended on the last day of the graduating month (May for spring and December for winter).
    A basic, non-password version of Westlaw is available in the Law Library at the public computers. This version has fewer secondary resources, only allows for limited legal research, and has no career-related sources.