Student Services

Law Library services for UCI Law students help them succeed in their scholarly and experiential work. For questions about law student services, ask any Law Librarian at the reference desk.

Course Reserve Books

Course reserve books are behind the front desk. They can be used in the Law Library for two hours at a time.

To see if course reserve books are available to check out, use Library Search / Course Reserves and search for all or part of the:

  • course name (e.g. Common Law Analysis)
  • instructor name (e.g. Kim) , or
  • title of the book (e.g. contract law).

Also helpful is the Main Libraries searchable list of the current term's course reserves (campus-wide):


Guests of UCI Law students can use the law library during most of the school year.* Guests must:

  • Check in at the front desk with a current UCI Law student.
  • Exchange a valid form of identification for a guest pass.
  • Display the guest pass so that Law Library staff can see it.

Guest Registration Pilot Project 2018-19: UCI Law students can register a guest to streamline the check-in process. Ask front-desk staff for more information.

* Guests cannot use the law library during exams. Dates are posted in our calendar at Library › About › Hours.

Email a Law Librarian

Law librarians and research specialists respond to email from law students during regular desk hours.

Send reference questions to:

Tips for great reference email exchanges:

  • Don't share confidential information about cases or clients.
  • Do let us know what you've already tried.
  • Do contact us at the beginning of your project to get suggestions for the best secondary sources and other starting points.

20-Minute Trainings

  • Exclusively for small groups of UCI Law students
  • On-demand model - we try to work around your schedule
  • Taught by one of the dual-degreed Research Librarians
  • Focus on a single topic or skill
  • Past sessions have included HeinOnline, non-legal databases, advanced searching for cases, and researching a paper topic.

Request a training